Advisor

Walker, Dana

Advisor

Mcconnell-Moroye, Christine

Committee Member

Williams, Mia K.

Department

Educational Studies

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley, (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

5-20-2017

Genre

Thesis

Extent

282 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

This dissertation utilizes ethnographic and portraiture as complementary methodologies to explore the individual and group cultures of emergent multilingual immigrant students in a public middle school newcomer program. Research questions focus on how these students negotiate their multiple identities individually and collectively. Postmodernism and a critical perspective form the conceptual framework to support the theoretical lenses of Culturally Responsive/Sustaining Pedagogy and Sociocultural Positioning Theory. Six newcomer students and the newcomer teacher are explored through individual portraits and through five emergent themes shared among the group in their constructed newcomer cohort culture. Results suggest greater recognition of the differences among newcomer students and the need to analyze English language development programming for newcomer students.

Degree type

Ed.D

Degree Name

Doctoral

Language

English

Local Identifiers

Edmiston_unco_0161D_10570

Rights Statement

Copyright belongs to the author.

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