Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education


Date of this Version

September 2006


Published in JOURNAL OF LATINOS AND EDUCATION, 5(4), 253–274. Copyright © 2006, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Used by permission.


We use 3 brief educational biographies of students in Mexico who have previously attended public school in the United States to introduce this literature review on United States–Mexico transnational students. This article is also the first of several planned articles stemming from a currently ongoing, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia-supported research study. As such, the purpose here is to highlight some of the dynamics faced by students who need to negotiate 2 educational systems (the United States and Mexico) and who fit neither a classic United States immigrant typology nor the typical premises around which schooling in Mexico is organized.