Grounded in empirical research, this timely volume examines the challenges to academic success that migrant farmworker students face in the U.S. Providing an original framework for academic success among migrant farmworker students and applying a diverse range of methodological approaches, chapter authors address a range of topics, including English Language Learner development; support for educators who work with migrant farmworker students; promotion of migrant family involvement; and college access. This book provides pragmatic strategies and interventions and considers practical and policy implications to increase migrant student academic achievement and support migrant farmworker students and families.
Foreword by Jean Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate 1. Equity in Context for Farmworkers and Their Children Maria Estela Zarate, Patricia A. Pérez and Rudy Acosta 2. Educational Initiatives Supporting Students from Migrant Farmworker Backgrounds Ann Cranston-Gingras and Georgina Rivera-Singletary 3. Helping Educators Connect with Migrant Students and Families- A Culturally Proficient Approach Reyes L. Quezada, Fernando Rodríguez-Valls, and Randall Lindsey 4. Nuestra Familia es Nuestra Fuerza: Building on the Strength of Migrant Families Towards School Success Pablo Jasis and Alejandro González 5. Designing Programs to Meet and Assess the Needs of Migrant Students Fernando Rodriguez-Valls and Sandra Kofford 6. What Can Latina/o Migrant Students Tell us About College Outreach and Access? Anne-Marie Nuñez 7. Migrant Education and Shifting Consciousness: A Cultural Wealth Approach to Navigating, Politics, Access, and Equity Cristina Alfaro, Karen Cadiero-Kaplan, and Sera Hernandez 8. From the Fields to Fieldwork: Cuentos From the Daughter of Migrant Farmworkers Ebelia Hernández 9. Conclusion: Future Directions for Migrant Education Patricia A. Pérez and Maria Estela Zarate