In the paper which follows, children's narrative as a genre which offers a closer look at childhood experience is explored. The children's own stories of their immigration experiences are examined for the meanings which these transitions hold for them, and for the implications for educational practice they suggest. Landscapes of home and stories about school figure prominently in the children's narratives, and are juxtaposed against current life experiences. This paper will explore the role of the imagination in enabling children to make connections between their lives before and after immigration and suggest implications for educational practice.
""I Used To Be Very Smart:" Children Talk About Immigration,"
Education and Culture: Vol. 14
, Article 3.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/eandc/vol14/iss2/art3