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The Experiences of Refugee Youth from Burma in an American High School


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Prologue: But I Am Still Strong: Voice and Point of View in Writing

1. Introduction: Hearing the Voices of Refugee Youth from Burma

2. The Ant Climbing the Tree: The Importance of History and Context

3. "Why Do the Highest People Want to Break Me Down?" Critical Race Theory and Language Practices

4. Following the Shoreline of a Study: The Ebbs and Flows of Data, Context, and Analysis

5. Burmese, Karen, American: Intersecting Identities for The Prom King, the Valedictorian, and the Teacher

6. The Self-Portrait: How Narratives Trap and Empower Us

7. Into the Maelstrom: Bullying, Stereotypes, and Racial Tension

8. Working Toward a Paradigm Shift

Appendix: Interview Questions

About the Author

Lisa Roof obtained her PhD in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, USA.

Mary B. McVee is Professor of Literacy Education and Director of the Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction (CLaRI) at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, USA.

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