Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Reading, Language and Literacy
Dr. Sophie Degener
Dr. Terry Jo Smith
Dr. Ruth Quiroa
The aim of this study is two-fold. First, to better understand and capture the lived experiences of Latinx parents as they navigate the registration/enrollment process at the school and select a language program for their Pre-kindergarten child. Second, to understand what lived experiences influence their perception about bilingual education programs. Using Van Manen’s (2016) concept of human sciences and phenomenology, data was collected through the use of conversational interviews. The responses provided by the parents and school clerk revealed five themes, fear & anxiousness, hope for things to come & for a brighter future, use of social networks to understand the new landscape, linguistic and cultural pride, and resilient spirits. Implications for schools, school leaders, school practitioners and research implications are discussed.
Adrianzen, Manuel O., "The Lived Experiences Of Latinx Parents And Their Perception Of Bilingual Programs: A Phenomenological Reflection" (2021). Dissertations. 606.
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