Impact of Transnational Mobility on Language and Identity of Student

Griego Jones, Toni & Yamilett Martinez Espinoza
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After decades of burgeoning migration to developed countries, there are some indications that families around the world are beginning to return to their countries of origin. A prime example is the increasing number of families returning to Mexico from the United States after the huge increase in migration from Mexico to the U.S. between 1990 and 2008. The migration of families back to their countries of origin necessarily includes school age students who have lived outside their parents’ native countries for years, sometimes for their entire lives. As students enter schools in the countries of origin, they are faced with language and identity issues. Presenters will give an overview of global research on the impact of moving back to countries of origin on the development of language and identity in students at all levels. Then, they will discuss their own recent research on students returning to Mexico after attending schools in the United States. The audience will be asked to contribute their own experiences with returning students to the discussion.

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CONAHEC's 14th North American Higher Education Conference - Puebla 2011
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International Higher Education Collaboration: Empowering Societies in an Era of Transformation.