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Karen Monkman, PhD
Jason Goulah, PhD
With 1.8 million undocumented students under the age of 18 living in the shadows in the United States, it is indisputably clear that teachers, administrators, and policy makers must pay attention to their educational needs and aspirations. As the undocumented population disperses across more states in the U.S., it is imperative that people who work with undocumented students know their stories, issues, complexities, and difficulties. This ethnographic case study follows two students who are in their first and second years of community college. Through extensive interviews, the students share who they are, issues of power, concerns for the future, and ideas of agency and revolution. Looking through a theoretical framework based on ideas of James Gee and Paolo Freire, the two students’ educational aspirations, contextualized through their experiences as undocumented students, are explored.
Moone, Katherine, "Jovenes Indocumentados: Exploring the Educational Aspirations of Undocumented, Latino Students in the U.S.A." (2010). College of Education Theses and Dissertations. 4.