You gotta represent! Ethnic identity development among Hispanic adolescents.Faculty Publications
Date IssuedJanuary 2007
Date AvailableOctober 2013
AbstractHispanic students' awareness of cultural, linguistic and sociopolitical issues are influenced by their experiences in schools and affect their sense of identity. An examination of student discourse between bilingual gifted and bilingual general education students in an urban middle school is presented, with particular attention given to how participating bilingual students relate to each other, peers (in general and gifted education), teachers, administrators, families, and communities, and how they perceive themselves. A discussion of the core issues that emerged, including student' reawakening to their ethnic identity, differing rationales for using native language, and observed differences in self-perceptions between the gifted and general education bilingual Hispanic students is provided, along with results and implications for future research.
PublisherL. Erlbaum Associates
Creative Commons LicenseCreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation InformationMcHatton, P., Shaunessy, E., Hughes, C., Brice, A., & Ratliff, M. (2007). You gotta represent! Ethnic identity development among Hispanic adolescents. Multicultural Perspectives, 9(3), 12-20.