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dc.contributor.advisorSnodgrass, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.authorEisenhauer, Scarlett
dc.contributor.committeememberHempel, Lynn
dc.contributor.committeememberKent, Suzanne
dc.contributor.committeememberSherman, Kathleen
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T08:10:38Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T08:10:38Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.description2012 Summer.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractWithin the United States school systems, there are many children who are considered "at-risk," "deficient," and "unlikely to succeed." Numerous of them are minority and poor children who come from cultural backgrounds unlike those of the middle and upper class. For many Hispanic students, school embodies a foreign culture with which they are unfamiliar. This can cause serious incongruities for the Hispanic students between their home and school boundaries which hinders their ability to transition into the boundaries of school and experience success. The present research examines the Mezcla Elementary Kindergarten in Colorado to evaluate its bilingual program. The school provides support for the Hispanic students who are new to the norms and expectations of school. The three main supports discussed are "Slow to go Fast," Language, and Home Visits. Using both qualitative and quantitative data, I suggest that Mezcla Elementary is successful in reducing some barriers to entering school for poor Hispanic kindergarteners.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.identifierEisenhauer_colostate_0053N_11193.pdf
dc.identifierETDF2012500156ANPO
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/68006
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectanthropology
dc.subjectbilingual education
dc.subjectboundary crossing
dc.subjectculture
dc.subjectdual language
dc.subjectkindergarten
dc.titleCrossing the home-school boundary: bilingual education in a Colorado kindergarten
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thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)


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