In his essay, “Aria: Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood” by Richard Rodriguez, goes into detail about the struggles he is faced with growing up as a Bilingual Hispanic in America. He was an immigrant living amongst upper class American’s with his family. Strictly speaking Spanish gave him a sense of safety and comfort. In school, he would not feel comfortable speaking and was not sure where he belonged. When he first started school, he was a part of the bilingual program up until his parents were informed
seen, because they show different sides of them for different people. For example walking with a group of bilingual friends who were all speaking English at one point, and they come across something that will make them speak their native language, hoping that the other person does not catch on to what they are saying. In Sections 1 and 2 of Aria: Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood by Richard Rodriguez, he begins to explain the difficulties he had growing up with a hispanic family in the United States.
The essay “Aria; A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood” by Richard Rodriguez is an amazing example of someone's world being completely change because of reality and peer pressure. This essay was first published in The American Scholar in 1981 to state his argument against bilingual education and the pro and cons of it using his personal experiences. Rodriguez did a amazing job with comparing and contrasting if it is best to speaking spanish or english as a bilingual child in america but at first made
Multiculturalism can be defined as the view that various cultures in a society merit equal respect and scholarly interest. America is a proud example of being a multiculturalistic society, for there is a variety of cultures and each has their own traditions and values. Because I have lived in a multiculturalistic society for nineteen years, I can say that multiculturalism has its advantages and disadvantages. The advantages of multiculturalism are that it is educational and promotes tolerance, but
04-Marshall-4864.qxd 2/1/2006 3:16 PM Page 97 4 Data Collection Methods ❖ ❖ ❖ Q ualitative researchers typically rely on four methods for gathering information: (a) participating in the setting, (b) observing directly, (c) interviewing in depth, and (d) analyzing documents and material culture. These form the core of their inquiry—the staples of the diet. Several secondary and specialized methods of data collection supplement them. This chapter provides a brief discussion of the primary and