Ciudades Hermanas: Sociedad, Educación, y Familia en la Frontera Norte EU - México

By Maria Teresa Montero Mendoza, Beverley Argus-Calvo and Nancy García Tafoya.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The results of a three year project identifies issues related to how parents living in "colonias" on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border help prepare their young children for school.

Keywords: Focus Group Research, Cross Border Studies, Early Childhood Education, Families, Poverty, Culture, Advice v.s. Tools, Maquiladora Industry, Resiliency

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 12, pp.145-156. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 913.838KB).

Maria Teresa Montero Mendoza

Ma. Teresa Montero Mendoza es Licenciada en Pedagogía, Maestra en Investigación Educativa y estudios de doctorado en Educación y Estudios Socioculturales. Por casi tres décadas se ha desempeñado como docente en el pregrado y posgrado y ha colaborado en diversos programas de educación continua y de formación docente. Ha desarrollado diversos proyectos de investigación locales, estatales e internacionales en torno a la educación inicial, básica, superior y comunitaria. Estos trabajos que han privilegiado la metodología cualitativa, la investigación acción y la investigación participativa, han servido como base a diversos programas educativos, de desarrollo social y comunitarios y se han difundido a través de conferencias, artículos en revistas nacionales e internacionales, cuadernos de trabajo y libros. A partir de 1989 ha coordinado diversos programas educativos. Participó en la creación del Departamento de Humanidades de la Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez que actualmente coordina.

Dr. Beverley Argus-Calvo

Dr. Beverely Argus-Calvo, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Services at the University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Argus-Calvo’s professional interests revolve around the areas of assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse students and working with families of children with special needs along the US/Mexico border. She is currently collaborating with Dr. García Tafoya and Colleagues from the Universidad Autónoma de Cd. Juárez on international projects addressing training for early childhood/daycare professionals and special education teachers.

Dr Nancy García Tafoya

Dr. Nancy García Tafoya has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Services at the University of Texas at El Paso since 2001.She received her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at New Mexico State University. She has been a public school teacher, a community educator in both Texas and New Mexico. Her area of research and service is in border issues, with the emphasis on training early childhood day care workers in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez; bilingual special education; women’s issues on the border; women with disabilities; and cross-cultural educational exchanges along the border.

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