'You don't even know me:' exploring news media, educational policies and practices affecting Latino/a students: a qualitative study

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sabrina L. Boyer (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Lelia Villaverde

Abstract: In this qualitative research study, the researcher utilizes an interpretivist and critical paradigm epistemology to explore the ways in which immigration and Latino/a people are discussed within news media stations CNN, FOX News, and MSNBC and how those narratives may appear in educational spaces. The research process included two phases: phase one was a news media document analysis, looking at transcripts between 2008 to 2012 to investigate when and how terms like "illegal alien," "illegal immigrant" and "immigration" appeared and in what context. Phase two consisted of four interviews of educators and support personnel. The results of this study conclude that there is a specific narrative being produced within news media as it relates to Latino/a people within the context of immigration. Additionally, these narratives and representations do appear in educational pedagogy and attitudes within schools systems as they work with a growing Latino/a student population.

Additional Information

Publication
Dissertation
Language: English
Date: 2014
Keywords
Educational Policy, Latino/a, Latino/a education, Pedagogy, U.S. News
Subjects
Hispanic Americans in mass media $z United States
Mass media and minorities $z United States
Mass media and immigrants $z United States
Racism in mass media $z United States
Racism in education $z United States
Discrimination in education $z United States

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