Carlos Rivera Case Study Questions

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Case Study Two Quiz Question Carlos Rivera has a daunting task ahead of him in his first year of teaching. The Midwest community that he is teaching fifth grade at is divided over the influx of Mexican immigrant families that have recently moved into the area. Almost 30% of his students are from Mexican immigrant families and many of them have one or both parents that are undocumented citizens. While Mr. Rivera is of Latino decent and fluent in Spanish; he comes from a wealthy family that has been in the U.S. for multiple generations. Mr. Rivera is eager to get his school year off to a good start and create a supportive environment for the immigrant students in his classroom. However, prior to taking this journey Mr. Rivera would be …show more content…
First, the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 strived for greater enforcement of immigration policies and create more pathways for legal immigration. Furthermore, the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 developed amnesty programs for unauthorized and illegal aliens. Secondly, the 1990 Immigration Act expanded on the 1965 act and granted admission for “underrepresented” countries. Another piece of legislation passed in 1996, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, was designed to increase border patrol and greater enforcement of government services used by immigrants. Finally, following the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created and took over immigration enforcement in the United States. Eighty-five percent white in 1965, the nation’s population was one-third minority in 2009 and is on track for a nonwhite majority by 2042 (Chin & Spencer, …show more content…
Rivera should use in his classroom. First, he must validate that the cultural heritage of his students has a meaningful impact on his students learning. Mr. Rivera should seek to strengthen the connection between his student’s home life and school through blending multiculturally lessons and curriculum across all content areas. Secondly, in Mr. Rivera’s class should strive to have a comprehensive connection between each child’s ethnicity and their community. Through this process, the students focus on the academic achievement of not only themselves but the entire classroom community and hold each other accountable for their feat. Third, Mr. Rivera’s would utilize a multidimensional curriculum approach that focuses on fostering relationships and classroom climate. This multidimensional approach will be validated through success in performance-based assessment designed by Mr. Rivera. Additionally, another primary goal of Mr. Rivera is to empower the students to become better citizens of the world. Through empowering the students, Mr. Rivera will inspire his students to have greater confidence in themselves and thus, develop more engaged learners. Moreover, the transformative environment Mr. Rivera cultivates through a culturally consciousness curriculum will inspire his students to stand up for not only themselves and their culture but others as well. The

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