The Bilingual Learner's Journey into Englis H: How Families Preserve the Native Language and Cultural Identity of English Language Learners
This phenomenological study sheds light into the lived experiences of families of English language learners living in the U.S.-Mexico border. These families provide supportive environments for their children as they traverse an English-speaking learning environment designed to subtract their native language. Utilizing a qualitative research design, the study explores the meaning that these participants ascribe to the growing issue of equity and cultural identity within their schools. This study specifically explores the lived experiences of ELL families as their children successfully navigate the public-school system.