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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Academic achievement and life in an immigrant, poor, and single mother household: A personal narrative
by Rojas Bertrand, Iris, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 85; 1499298
Abstract (Summary)

This project explored the writer's experience as a Latina immigrant in the form of a personal narrative. The topics explored are the writer's experience crossing the Mexican border and immigrating illegally, living in a low-income household with her mother, and her experience in American schools. A review of the literature regarding topics and issues faced by Latino immigrants and their families is included. A brief history of Nicaragua is also included along with literature on the importance of narratives. The writer concludes by reflecting on her experience writing the narrative.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Tan, Philip
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Individual & family studies
Publication Number: 1499298
ISBN: 978-1-124-85795-4
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