Citations with the tag: MEXICAN American children

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  • School Shooters.
    Beinhorn, George R.; Witte, Martina // Mothering; Nov/Dec2001, Issue 109, p66 

    Reflects on the death of a Mexican American girl accidentally shot by a student playing with a rifle in the United States. Importance of teaching values; Conduct of an interview with teachers at Living Wisdom School in California; Factors of the consistent above-average scores of students from...

  • Visual preferences of Mexican preschool children for abstract and realistic paintings.
    McGhee, Katherine; Dziuban, Charles D. // Perceptual & Motor Skills; Aug94, Vol. 79 Issue 1, p240 

    Examines the preferences of Mexican children ages 3 and 4, for abstract and realistic paintings. Presentation of the paintings in a distraction-free environment; Paintings presented; Controlled color and subject matter in the paintings.

  • PHYSICAL SETTINGS, MATERIALS, AND RELATED SPANISH TERMINOLOGY RECOMMENDED FOR PLAY THERAPY WITH FIRST-GENERATION MEXICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN.
    Kranz, Peter L.; Ramirez, Sylvia Z.; Flores-Torres, Leila; Steele, Richard; Lund, Nick L. // Education; Fall2005, Vol. 126 Issue 1, p93 

    As the United States becomes more culturally diverse, play therapy as a therapeutic modality needs to be more sensitive to the child's culture in terms of key factors, such as physical setting, play materials, and terminology. In this regard, this article discusses accommodations that pertain...

  • Risk factors for substance use by Mexican American youth with and without learning disabilities.
    Katims, David S.; Zapata, Jesse T. // Journal of Learning Disabilities; Mar96, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p213 

    Investigates the prevalence of minor and major substance abuse among low socioeconomic status elementary and middle school Mexican American students identified with learning disabilities (LD) and without LD. Psychosocial and environmental risk factors leading to substance abuse; Demographic...

  • Perceptions of Children's Attitudes towards Peers with a Severe Physical Disability.
    Longoria, Leonel; Marini, Irmo // Journal of Rehabilitation; Jul-Sep2006, Vol. 72 Issue 3, p19 

    Available studies with preschoolers suggest that even at an early age, children without disabilities have formulated certain beliefs about those with disabilities. The current pilot study explores the perceptions of primarily 8-12 year old Mexican-American children in relation to viewing a...

  • Mexican American Babies -- Higher Mortality.
    Robinson, Jean // AIMS Journal; 2002, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p20 

    Reports on findings of a study by researchers in Chicago, Illinois which showed that Mexican American babies have higher mortality rate. Perinatal mortality rate of Mexican American mothers.

  • Comparison of Body Proportions of One-Year-Old Mexican-American and Anglo Children.
    Kautz, Linda; Grigsby Harrison, Gail // American Journal of Public Health; Mar1981, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p280 

    Abstract: The body proportions of 95 Anglo and Mexican-American children aged 48-56 weeks in the Women Infants and Children (WIC) Special Supplemental Food Program were determined by use of multiple anthropometric measurements. Ethnic differences were several and collectively define the...

  • �ASK A MEXICAN!
    Arellano, Gustavo // La Prensa San Diego; 12/18/2009, Vol. 33 Issue 51, p7 

    The article presents questions and answers related to Mexicans including on how to date a Mexican male, if employing Mexican roofers is not a smart decision and why Mexican mothers allow small children to become obese when it would result to long-term medical attention.

  • Aiding Preschool Children with Communication Disorders from Mexican Backgrounds: Challenges and Solutions.
    Langdon, Henriette W. // Bilingual Review; Jan-Aug1999, Vol. 24 Issue 1/2, p63 

    Deals with a study which described the challenges in working with preschool children from Mexican backgrounds who are experiencing difficulties in acquiring English. Main sets of challenges in assessment and intervention for speech/language disorders; Details on three cases of Mexican preschool...

  • Asthma Risk Higher In American Children.
    Langdon, Henriette W. // Nutrition Health Review: The Consumer's Medical Journal; 2006, Issue 94, p6 

    The article cites a study conducted by researcher Kamal Eldeirawi and colleagues which found that Mexican-American children born in the United States have a higher risk of asthma than children born in Mexico. They also found that children born in the United States are more likely to have a...

  • Lotería.
    Langdon, Henriette W. // Publishers Weekly; 4/29/2013, Vol. 260 Issue 17, p104 

    A review of the book "Lotería" by Mario Alberto Zambrano is presented.

  • Ultimate Nutrition Game for Mexican American Preschoolers.
    Mier, Nelda; Piziak,, Veronica; Valdez, Lupita // Journal of Nutrition Education & Behavior; Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p325 

    The article reports on the development of the Ultimate Nutrition Game, a culturally appropriate nutrition game for Mexican American preschool children developed by researchers in College Station, Texas. The staff from a Head Start program in a South Texas border city and faculty from Texas A&M...

  • Factors That Predict Premature Termination Among Mexican-American Children in Outpatient Psychotherapy.
    McCabe, Kristen M. // Journal of Child & Family Studies; Sep2002, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p347 

    The role of demographic variables, acculturation, and therapy attitudes and expectations in predicting treatment dropout for Mexican-American families who presented for mental health treatment for a young child at a community mental health center was examined. Univariate analyses indicated that...

  • Using Axline's Eight Principles of Play Therapy with Mexican-American Children.
    Ramirez, Sylvia Z.; Flores-Torres, Leila L.; Kranz, Peter L.; Lund, Nick L. // Journal of Instructional Psychology; Dec2005, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p329 

    There is a paucity of literature on the application of client-centered play therapy to diverse cultures. In this regard, the purpose of the article is to discuss considerations related to using Axline's eight principles of play therapy with Mexican-American children. The principles involve...

  • Relationship of Attention Span to Reading Performance in Mexican-American Children (Book Review).
    Ramirez, Sylvia Z.; Flores-Torres, Leila L.; Kranz, Peter L.; Lund, Nick L. // Education; Fall77, Vol. 98 Issue 1 

    Reviews the book 'Relationship of Attention Span to Reading Performance in Mexican-American Children,' by Richard Wayne Sherfey.

  • ETHNIC IDENTITY AND RISKY HEALTH BEHAVIORS IN SCHOOL-AGE MEXICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN.
    Love, Ashley S.; Zenong Yin; Codina, Edward; Zapata, Jesse T. // Psychological Reports; Jun2006, Vol. 98 Issue 3, p735 

    The study examined the relationship between ethnic identity and risky health behaviors in 1,892 Mexican-American students (M age= 14.6, SD= 1.35; 50.3% male) in South Texas. The Ethnic Identity Scale assessed ethnic identity and questions from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey measured risky health...

  • Mexican American Mothers' Initiation and Understanding of Home Oral Hygiene for Young Children.
    Hoeft, Kristin S.; Masterson, Erin E.; Barker, Judith C. // Pediatric Dentistry; Sep/Oct2009, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p395 

    Purpose: To investigate caregiver beliefs and behaviors as key issues in the initiation of home oral hygiene routines. Oral hygiene helps reduce the prevalence of early childhood caries, which is disproportionately high among Mexican-American children. Methods: Interviews were conducted with a...

  • Music Therapy for Mexican American Children: Cultural Implications and Practical Considerations.
    rilinger, Rachel l. // Music Therapy Perspectives; 2011, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p78 

    This article provides an overview of salient issues that are related to cultural competency in the practice of music therapy with Mexican-American children. The article is divided into three parts: (a) a description of the Mexican American population, (b) musical features associated with Mexican...

  • A STUDY OF THE ACQUISITION OF FRICATIVES BY THREE-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN LEARNING MEXICAN SPANISH.
    Eblen, Roy E. // Language & Speech; Jul-Sep82, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p201 

    Examines the spontaneous picture naming and imitated-sentence responses of three-year-old monolingual Spanish-speaking Mexican children for sound patterns in the acquisition of the fricatives. Examples of general developmental processes across languages; Details on the debate for phonological...

  • Health Insurance for Hispanic and Other Children: Access to Care.
    Waldman, H. Barry; Perlman, Steven P. // Journal of Dentistry for Children; Jan-Apr2005, Vol. 72 Issue 1, p36 

    National surveys demonstrate an increased proportion of children with health insurance coverage. Much of this rise is a reflection of increases in public insurance arrangements. Nevertheless, in the early 2000s, millions of children, particularly Hispanic children, continued to lack health...

  • Environmental Correlates of Physical Activity in Mexican American Children at Home.
    McKenzie, Thomas L.; Baquero, Barbara; Crespo, Noe C.; Arredondo, Elva M.; Campbell, Nadia R.; Elder, John P. // Journal of Physical Activity & Health; Jul2008, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p579 

    Background: Understanding home environments might shed light on factors contributing to reduced physical activity (PA) in children, particularly minorities. Few studies have used microlevel observations to simultaneously assess children's PA and associated conditions in homes. Methods: Trained...

  • Born in the U.S.A.
    Zehr, Mary Ann // Education Week; 9/4/2002, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p54 

    Focuses on the Mexican teenagers who were born in the U.S. but are not able to speak English properly. Measures adopted for making the teenagers fluent in English; Reasons for the lack of fluency in English; Views of Los Angeles, California-based Belvedere Middle School's principal Lupe Paramo...

  • "I Can Say that We Were Healthy and Unhealthy".
    Dean, Wesley R.; Sharkey, Joseph R.; Cosgriff-Hernández, Kevin-Khristián; Martinez, Amanda R.; Ribardo, Julie; Diaz-Puentes, Carolina // Food, Culture & Society; Dec2010, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p573 

    We examine the importance of the maintenance and reinvention of tradition to the food choices described by Mexican-American focus group participants recruited from nutritional health settings in central Texas. The pressures experienced while coping with changes in their food environment, such as...

  • Negative Outcomes of Interethnic Adoption of Mexican American Children.
    Bausch, Robert S.; Serpe, Richard T. // Social Work; Mar97, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p136 

    The article identifies the four major concerns regarding the outcome of interethnic adoption involving Mexican American children. Placing children of color with white parents and the resulting concern over loss of cultural heritage and racial identity remain at the forefront of the debate over...

  • A Weighty Issue for Minorities.
    T. L. // Sports Illustrated;  

    The article discusses how obesity is even more pronounced among black and Mexican children than among whites. Obesity among all children in the U.S. has reached alarming levels, but according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study (chart, below) the problem is considerably worse...

  • MEXICAN AMERICAN ORGANIZATION! AND THE CHANGING POLITICS OF SCHOOL DESEGREGATION IN TEXAS, 1945 TO 1980.
    San Miguel Jr., Guadalupe // Social Science Quarterly (University of Texas Press);  

    The following documents the efforts Mexican American organizations have made to influence educational policy over time. More specifically, this study provides a history of the campaign to eliminate the segregation of Mexican American children in the Texas public schools and emphasizes the...

  • Organophosphate Pesticide Exposure and Neurodevelopment in Young Mexican-American Children.
    Eskenazi, Brenda; Marks, Amy R.; Bradman, Asa; Harley, Kim; Barr, Dana B.; Johnson, Caroline; Morga, Norma; Jewell, Nicholas P. // Environmental Health Perspectives; May2007, Vol. 115 Issue 5, p792 

    BACKGROUND: Organophosphate (OP) pesticides are widely used in agriculture and homes. Animal studies suggest that even moderate doses are neurodevelopmental toxicants, but there are few studies in humans. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the relationship of prenatal and child OP urinary metabolite...

  • Adjusting Limit Setting in Play Therapy with First-Generation Mexican-American Children.
    Perez, Roxanna; Ramirez, Sylvia Z.; Kranz, Peter L. // Journal of Instructional Psychology; Mar2007, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p22 

    This paper focuses on limit setting in play therapy with first-generation Mexican-American children in two important therapeutic environments that include the traditional indoor playroom and a proposed outdoor play area. The paper is based on a review of the literature and the authors' clinical...

  • Tortilla Sun.
    Calvani, Mayra // Multicultural Review; Summer2010, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p68 

    The article reviews the book "Tortilla Sun," by Jennifer Cervantes.

  • Neighborhood Coethnic Immigrant Concentrations and Mexican American Children's Early Academic Trajectories.
    Hibel, Jacob; Hall, Matthew // Population Research & Policy Review; Jun2014, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p365 

    We use data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 as well as neighborhood data from the 2000 U.S. Census to examine relationships between neighborhood Mexican immigrant concentration and reading ( n = 820) and mathematics ( n = 1,540) achievement among...

  • Mexican American Education and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
    Donato, Rubén; Hanson, Jarrod // Insights on Law & Society; Winter2014, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p10 

    The article discusses racial segregation that Mexican-American children experienced prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It differentiates their experience from those of African Americans, how their school segregation evolved after the 1848 Mexican War, and how they challenged...

  • Novio Boy: A Play (Book).
    González-Jensen, Margarita // Multicultural Review; Dec97, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p98 

    Reviews the book "Novio Boy: A Play," by Gary Soto.

  • Associations of PON1 and Genetic Ancestry with Obesity in Early Childhood
    Huen, Karen; Harley, Kim; Beckman, Kenneth; Eskenazi, Brenda; Holland, Nina // PLoS ONE; May2013, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p1 

    Obesity in children has become an epidemic in the U.S. and is particularly prominent in minority populations such as Mexican-Americans. In addition to physical activity and diet, genetics also plays a role in obesity etiology. A few studies in adults and adolescents suggest a link between...

  • Part 1: Clinical pediatrics in the Mexican immigrant community.
    YOUNG, JANINE // Contemporary Pediatrics; Feb2009, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p30 

    The article presents an insight on the impact of culture on the health of Mexican-American children. A review of alternative approaches to health care, popular medications, as well as nutritional beliefs found in Mexican culture is presented. A list of medications sought by Mexican-Americans is...

  • Crazy Loco (Book).
    Childs, Kathryn A. // Book Report; Nov/Dec2001, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p70 

    Reviews the book 'Crazy Loco,' by David Rice.

  • New Findings on Dropout Rates of Mexican-Americans.
    Childs, Kathryn A. // Education Week; 1/29/1986, Vol. 5 Issue 20, p2 

    The article focuses on the research from Rand Corp. which found that California-born children and grandchildren of Mexican immigrants are less likely to drop out of school than California students. The study showed that first and second generation native-born, Mexican-American, have similar...

  • The Theory of Planned Behavior: Predicting Physical Activity in Mexican American Children.
    Martin, Jeffrey J.; Oliver, Kimberly; McCaughtry, Nate // Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology; Apr2007, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p225 

    Theoretically grounded research on the determinants of Mexican American children's physical activity and related psychosocial variables is scarce. Thus, the purpose of our investigation was to evaluate the ability of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) to predict Mexican American children's...

  • Performance of Mexican American Children on Intelligence Tests.
    Gerken, Kathryn Clark // Exceptional Children; Mar1978, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p438 

    The purpose of this study was to consider the relationship of type of intelligence test (verbal with verbal directions, nonverbal with verbal directions, nonverbal with nonverbal directions), examiner group membership (Mexican American, bilingual Anglo American, monolingual Anglo American), and...

  • Emergent Literacy Skills of Migrant Mexican American Preschoolers.
    Ezell, Helen K.; Gonzales, Maria Diana; Randolph, Elizabeth // Communication Disorders Quarterly; Spring2000, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p147 

    This study describes the emergent literacy skills of 48 4-year-old migrant Mexican American preschoolers and the extent to which the home and Head Start literacy environments affected those skills. Children's emergent literacy skills were assessed individually in their dominant language....

  • Recruiting Mexican American Adoptive Parents.
    Bausch, Robert S.; Serpe, Richard T. // Child Welfare; Sep/Oct99, Vol. 78 Issue 5, p693 

    This study of 591 Mexican Americans evaluated various strategies for recruiting prospective Mexican American adoptive parents. Approximately one-third of the sample reported an interest in adoption but many perceived both structural and cultural obstacles to adoption. Multivariate analyses of...

  • Study Limitations Reveal Challenging Nature of Nutrition Education Research.
    Lohse, Barbara // Journal of Nutrition Education & Behavior; Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p112 

    The article examines the difficulties of nutrition education research and reviews the articles presented in this issue of the "Journal of Nutrition Education & Behavior." In the study "Association between family variables and children's dietary behavior," G. Ayala and colleagues studied the...

  • Language Learning Twice as Hard For Mayan Student From Mexico.
    MAXWELL, LESLI A. // Education Week; 6/7/2012, Vol. 31 Issue 34, p5 

    The article profiles Luis Mis Mis, a Mayan student in California who grew up speaking only Mayan, focusing on his high academic achievement as he learned to speak both Spanish and English, his hopes to attend college, and the support services he has received from Abraham Lincoln High School. A...

  • THE "LITTLE SCHOOLS" IN TEXAS, 1897-1965.
    Barrera, Aida // American Educational History Journal; Fall2006, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p35 

    The article discusses the events related to escuelitas or little schools, the private institutions in Texas, to illustrate issues connected with the schooling of Mexican American children between 1897 and 1965. The members of the League of United Latin American Citizens have promoted a preschool...

  • Life as a Chord: Heterogeneous Resources in the Social Identification of One Migrant Girl.
    Wortham, Stanton; Rhodes, Catherine // Applied Linguistics; Dec2013, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p536 

    The social and natural worlds provide heterogeneous resources that contribute both to instances of social identification and to life trajectories. One might claim or be assigned membership in various groups, which emerge at different spatial and temporal scales, and resources for social...

  • Body Size, Fatness, and Leanness of Mexican American Children in Brownsville, Texas: Changes between 1972 and 1983.
    Malina, Robert M.; Zavaleta, Anthony N.; Little, Bertis B. // American Journal of Public Health; May87, Vol. 77 Issue 5, p573 

    Changes in the height, weight, body mass index, triceps skinfold, and arm and estimated midarm muscle circumferences in lower socioeconomic Mexican American children, 6 through 17 years of age, from Brownsville, Texas, were documented on the basis of surveys done in 1972 and 1993. With the...

  • Variable Vulnerability.
    Freeman, Kris S. // Environmental Health Perspectives; Oct2009, Vol. 117 Issue 10, pA454 

    The article focuses on a study that examines the activity of paraoxonase-1 (PON1), an enzyme which toxifies certain organophosphate pesticide. It measures the activity of PON1 of 458 Mexican-American children from birth to age 7 years through assaying blood samples as well as genotyping for PON1...

  • Prevalence of Dental Caries and Periodontal Disease in Mexican American Children Aged 5 to 17 Years: Results from Southwestern HHANES, 1982-83.
    Ismail, Amid L.; Burt, Brian A.; Brunelle, Janet A. // American Journal of Public Health; Aug1987, Vol. 77 Issue 8, p967 

    Abstract: This paper describes the estimated prevalence of dental caries and periodontal disease in 2,550 children, 5 through 17 years of age, who resided in five southwestern states of the United States and were examined in the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HHANES) of...

  • The Cultural Adaptation of the Youth Quality of Life Instrument-Research Version for Latino Children and Adolescents.
    Chavez, Ligia M.; Mat�as-Carrelo, Leida; Barrio, Concepcion; Canino, Glorisa // Journal of Child & Family Studies; Feb2007, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p72 

    We reviewed the Spanish translation of the Youth Quality of Life Instrument-Research Version (YQOL-R) and culturally adapted the measure with Puerto Rican and Mexican American children and adolescents. The YQOL-R is a self-reported measure that includes four domains: Sense of Self, Social...

  • ACCULTURATION AND MATERNAL REPORTS OF CHILDREN'S HEALTH: EVIDENCE FROM THE HISPANIC HEALTH AND NUTRITION EXAMINATION SURVEY.
    Angel, Ronald; Worobey, Jacqueline Lowe // Social Science Quarterly (University of Texas Press); Sep1988, Vol. 69 Issue 3, p707 

    This analysis examines the discrepancy between a mother's report of her child's physical health and a physician's assessment of the child's health for Mexican American children aged six months to 11 years. The analysis employs the recently released Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination...

  • The Special Education Evaluation Process as a Moderator of False Positives.
    Argulewicz, Ed N.; Sanchez, David T. // Exceptional Children; Feb1983, Vol. 49 Issue 5, p452 

    The article examines the referral-placement process in terms of rates of referrals and subsequent placements for low- and mid-socioeconomic status Anglo, Mexican-American and Black children referred for learning difficulties. The study was aimed at analyzing whether a socioeconomic and/or...

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