Children from the Other America

A Crisis of Possibility

  • Michele López-Stafford Levy

Part of the Transgressions: Cultural Studies and Education book series (TRANS, volume 114)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Michele López-Stafford Levy
    Pages 1-11
  3. Gloria López-Stafford
    Pages 13-22
  4. Avi Chomsky
    Pages 23-29
  5. Jonathan Ryan
    Pages 49-53
  6. Peter Roos, Michele López-Stafford Levy
    Pages 55-63
  7. Carolyn O’Gorman-Fazzolari
    Pages 65-81
  8. Jeff Duncan-Andrade
    Pages 83-95
  9. Michele López-Stafford Levy
    Pages 97-105
  10. Michele López-Stafford Levy
    Pages 107-115

About this book


Necessity is the mother of invention and this all began with a plea on a listserv: “We have a sixteen year old Mayan Quiche young man who won’t stop crying in our school”. How desperate must a parent be to say goodbye to their child/children to perhaps never see them again because of wars in Syria or gang violence in Central America making citizens so desperate? Will the children make it alive to the next border with so many more to cross? Will they really eventually meet up with family? Or is this pure folly? Will these children be able to go to school for an equitable education and have a much better life than their parents could ever imagine? More important are the implications for U.S. schools: how are they managing the sudden influx of children refugees who are road weary and expected to participate in school structures seamlessly? Many are not aware that, linguistically, these children may not be Spanish-speaking, but only communicate in their own indigenous language.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michele López-Stafford Levy
    • 1
  1. 1.New Mexico State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6300-447-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-9732
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-9740
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