By Fred Kogos
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These oral traditions influence the way members of any given community think and, thus, how they perceive and feel about the world around them. In essence, the examination of such oral traditions can serve as a window into the workings of solidarity by revealing how a community makes sense and (re)affirms and (re)constructs those systems of meaning that hold it together. , English-only movements, anti-immigrant sentiment and demonstrations across the country, and a resurgence in racial segregation [see Orfield and Lee 2004]) is patent.
Kells et al. 2004; DeStigter 2001; Vald´es 1996; Guti´errez and McLaren 1995; Delpit 1995), particularly in the last ten years, have indicated that there is a need in the field of education for sociolinguistic research, and their own work has shown how teaching methods can be transformed for the better if educators are familiar with the values, traditions, and skills that students from traditionally under-represented social groups bring with them to mainstream classrooms. The need for this kind of information seems crucial at all levels of education, but particularly at the stages of education where attendance is no longer compulsory for students.
Their Mexican origin, like that of many of the other residents to the south of the tracks, was unmistakable. Lisa continues the account Ana has begun in this way: Nuestro cuarto era el que quedaba hasta atr´as, y una de las dos ventanas que ten´ıa daba al norte. Llev´abamos como dos o tres meses cuando un s´abado por la ma˜nana me despierta el ruido como de un golpe seco. Despu´es de un ratito, otro golpe que cimbr´o la ventana. Despu´es otros dos golpes, casi al mismo tiempo. Algo estaba golpeando la ventana y me levant´e a ver qu´e era.
1001 Yiddish Proverbs by Fred Kogos