The Praeger Handbook of Latino Education in the U S

The Praeger Handbook of Latino Education in the U S

Latinos in the United States have fought hard to attain equality, especially in the field of education. This set of books focuses on the fight for equal educational access.

Author: Lourdes Diaz Soto

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313338302

Category: Hispanic Americans

Page: 605

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Latinos in the United States have fought hard to attain equality, especially in the field of education. This set of books focuses on the fight for equal educational access. The contributors reveal that many Latino children still face decades-old challenges. In addition to such obstacles as cultural conflicts and racism, they also face teachers, curricula, and assessments that are not always respectful to their backgrounds.
Categories: Hispanic Americans

Educating Latino Students

Educating Latino Students

Latino/a students are in a unique position in today's society; teachers and administrators are in an influential position in educating them.

Author: Mar'a Lu'sa Gonzlez

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810843776

Category: Education

Page: 383

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Latino students are in a unique position in today's society; teachers and administrators are in an influential position in educating them. This work explains theory with actual examples, showing where and how education is successfully working for Latino students.
Categories: Education

Assessment and Access

Assessment and Access

Introduction: advances in assessment and the potential for increasing the number of Hispanics in higher education by Gary D. Keller. Cultural and linguistic influences on Latino testing by José P. Mestre and James M. Royer.

Author: Gary D. Keller

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791407799

Category: Education

Page: 333

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Introduction: advances in assessment and the potential for increasing the number of Hispanics in higher education by Gary D. Keller. Cultural and linguistic influences on Latino testing by José P. Mestre and James M. Royer. Diagnostic testing of reasoning skills by Richard P. Durán. Assessing heuristic knowledge to enhance college students' success by Raymond V. Padilla. Time as a factor in the cognitive test performance of Latino college students by María Magdalena Llabre. Factors related to differential item functioning for Hispanic examinees on the Scholastic Aptitude Test by Alice P. Schmitt and Neil J. Dorans. Eduating the scores of the College Board Prueba de Aptitud Académica and the College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test by William H. Angoff and Linda L. Cook.
Categories: Education

Creating Alternative Discourses in the Education of Latinos and Latinas

Creating Alternative Discourses in the Education of Latinos and Latinas

Drawing on rich ethnographic portrayals including life history interviews, focus groups, and participant observation, this interdisciplinary volume bridges diverse bodies of literature in an attempt to bring about changes in the education ...

Author: Raul E. Ybarra

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820468010

Category: Education

Page: 247

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While Latinos and Latinas are the youngest and largest U.S. minority group, they continue to be among the poorest and least educated. A major contribution of Creating Alternative Discourses in the Education of Latinos and Latinas is that it provides scholars, teachers, and practitioners with counter-hegemonic theories, methods, and pedagogies that challenge the mainstream assumptions about the education of this group. Drawing on rich ethnographic portrayals including life history interviews, focus groups, and participant observation, this interdisciplinary volume bridges diverse bodies of literature in an attempt to bring about changes in the education of Latinos and Latinas.
Categories: Education

Teaching Writing With Latino A Students

Teaching Writing With Latino A Students

Engages the complexities of teaching Latino/a students at Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

Author: Cristina Kirklighter

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791471937

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Engages the complexities of teaching Latino/a students at Hispanic-Serving Institutions.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Hispanic Education in the United States

Hispanic Education in the United States

Garcia's educational model is such that wings are valued only upon gaining roots, that is, building upon one's Hispanic experience and language.

Author: Eugene E. García

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742510778

Category: Education

Page: 298

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Garcia's educational model is such that wings are valued only upon gaining roots, that is, building upon one's Hispanic experience and language. Citing the more assimilationist theories of Richard Rodriguez and Linda Chavez as simplistic, Garcia aims to add a little complexity to a theory of Hispanic education in the US, to favor unity along with diversity, not at diversity's expense.
Categories: Education

High Achieving Latino Students

High Achieving Latino Students

Praise for High-Achieving Latino Students "This book focuses on an important issue about which we know little. There are many lessons here for both scholars and educators who believe that Latino students can succeed.

Author: Susan J. Paik

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781648020124

Category: Education

Page: 295

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High-Achieving Latino Students: Successful Pathways Toward College and Beyond addresses a long-standing need for a book that focuses on the success, not failure, of Latino students. While much of the existing research works from a deficit lens, this book uses a strength-based approach to support Latino achievement. Bringing together researchers and practitioners, this unique book provides research-based recommendations from early to later school years on “what works” for supporting high achievement. Praise for High-Achieving Latino Students "This book focuses on an important issue about which we know little. There are many lessons here for both scholars and educators who believe that Latino students can succeed. I congratulate the authors for taking on this timely and significant topic." ~ Guadalupe Valdés, Ph.D., Bonnie Katz Tenenbaum Professor in Education, Stanford University. Author of Con Respeto: Bridging the Distances Between Culturally Diverse Families and Schools "This is a must-read book for leaders in institutions of both K-12 and higher education who want to better understand success factors of Latino students in the US. Using a strength-based framework to understand and support Latino achievement is a new paradigm that must be considered by all." ~ Loui Olivas, Ed.D., President, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education "In addition to being the right book at the right time, these editors should be congratulated for giving us a stellar example of how a research-practice collaboration comes together to produce such a valuable and lasting contribution to the field of school reform and improvement. Those who work in schools, universities, think tanks and policymaking centers have been waiting anxiously for this kind of book, and it’s now here." ~ Carl A. Cohn, Ed.D., Former Executive Director, California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, CA State Board of Education member, and Superintendent "There may not be a silver bullet for solving the so-called problem of Latino underachievement, but well-conceived solutions do exist. This powerful book offers strength- and asset-based frameworks that demonstrate Latino achievement is possible. Read this text to not only get informed, but to also get nurtured and inspired!" ~ Angela Valenzuela, Ph.D., Professor in Education, University of Texas at Austin. Author of Subtractive Schooling: US-Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring
Categories: Education

Latinos and Education

Latinos and Education

These highly accessible essays, which achieve a useful balance of theory and practice, discuss themes such as political economy, historical views of Latinos and schooling, identity, the politics of language, cultural democracy in the ...

Author: Antonia Darder

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415911818

Category: Education

Page: 488

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This reader establishes a clear link between educational practice and the structural dimensions which shape institutional life, and calls for the development of a new language that moves beyond disciplinary and racialized categories of difference and structural inequality. These highly accessible essays, which achieve a useful balance of theory and practice, discuss themes such as political economy, historical views of Latinos and schooling, identity, the politics of language, cultural democracy in the classroom, community involvement, and Latinos in higher education.
Categories: Education

Latinos in Higher Education Creating Conditions for Student Success

Latinos in Higher Education  Creating Conditions for Student Success

Asa conclusion, it offers recommendations for institutional, state,and federal policies that can foster supportive contexts. This is Volume 39 Issue 1 of the Jossey-Bass publicationASHE Higher Education Report.

Author: Anne-Marie Nuñez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118714621

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 908

Latinos’ postsecondary educational attainment has not keptpace with their growing representation in the U.S. population. Howcan Latino educational attainment be advanced? This monograph presents relevant contemporary research, focusingon the role of institutional contexts. Drawing particularly onresearch grounded in Latino students’ perspectives, itidentifies key challenges Latino students face and discuss variousapproaches to address these challenges. Because so many Latinostudents are enrolled in federally designated Hispanic-ServingInstitutions (HSIs), it also specifically explores HSIs’ rolein promoting Latinos’ higher education access and equity. Asa conclusion, it offers recommendations for institutional, state,and federal policies that can foster supportive contexts. This is Volume 39 Issue 1 of the Jossey-Bass publicationASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph in theseries is the definitive analysis of a tough higher educationproblem, based on thorough research of pertinent literature andinstitutional experiences. Topics are identified by a nationalsurvey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned towrite the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of eachmanuscript before publication.
Categories: Education

Mexican Americans and Education

Mexican Americans and Education

"This book will provide an overall overview of the relationship between Mexican Americans and schooling in the U.S. The book addresses the major areas of the educational experience for Mexican Americans including K-12 schooling and higher ...

Author: Estela Godinez Ballón

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816527861

Category: Education

Page: 192

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"This book will provide an overall overview of the relationship between Mexican Americans and schooling in the U.S. The book addresses the major areas of the educational experience for Mexican Americans including K-12 schooling and higher education"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Education

Teaching Latino Students

Teaching Latino Students

Features research-based studies into the most effective techniques for teaching minority and marginalized students. This work focuses on Latino students, but also includes other disadvantaged groups for purposes of comparison.

Author: James Allen Wood

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004898064

Category: Education

Page: 284

View: 441

Features research-based studies into the most effective techniques for teaching minority and marginalized students. This work focuses on Latino students, but also includes other disadvantaged groups for purposes of comparison.
Categories: Education

Latino Change Agents in Higher Education

Latino Change Agents in Higher Education

The book is filled with a number of myth busters about how best to serve Hispanic communities and includes a bevy of proven and promising practices to guide change. We can learn much from this fine work.

Author: Leonard A Valverde

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787995959

Category: Education

Page: 258

View: 443

Latino Change Agents in Higher Education offers college and university leaders a practical guide for meeting the challenges of educating the burgeoning population of Latino students. The contributors, a stellar group of experienced leaders in higher education, clearly show that the changes to higher education needed to ensure Latino student success will benefit all students.
Categories: Education

Improving Schools for Latinos

Improving Schools for Latinos

In this book, author Leonard Valverde contends that it is imperative to reinvent schools in order to provide a viable education for these students.

Author: Leonard A. Valverde

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064922076

Category: Education

Page: 167

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In this book, author Leonard Valverde contends that it is imperative to reinvent schools in order to provide a viable education for these students. Improving Schools for Latinos starts with the past, points out the present, and speaks to the future. It exposes the negative mental models and practices that must be discarded and proposes what favorable elements need to be put into place. Helpful resources for program assistance, community-based organizations, and funding sources are included.
Categories: Education

The Latino Education Crisis

The Latino Education Crisis

Drawing on both extensive demographic data and compelling case studies, this powerful book reveals the depths of the educational crisis looming for Latino students, the nationâe(tm)s largest and most rapidly growing minority group.Richly ...

Author: Patricia C. Gandara

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067403127X

Category: Education

Page: 415

View: 268

Will the United States have an educational caste system in 2030? Drawing on both extensive demographic data and compelling case studies, this powerful book reveals the depths of the educational crisis looming for Latino students, the nationâe(tm)s largest and most rapidly growing minority group.Richly informative and accessibly written, The Latino Education Crisis describes the cumulative disadvantages faced by too many children in the complex American school systems, where one in five students is Latino. Many live in poor and dangerous neighborhoods, attend impoverished and underachieving schools, and are raised by parents who speak little English and are the least educated of any ethnic group.The effects for the families, the community, and the nation are sobering. Latino children are behind on academic measures by the time they enter kindergarten. And while immigrant drive propels some to success, most never catch up. Many drop out of high school and those who do go on to collegeâe"often ill prepared and overworkedâe"seldom finish.Revealing and disturbing, The Latino Education Crisis is a call to action and will be essential reading for everyone involved in planning the future of American schools.
Categories: Education

Revisiting Education in the New Latino Diaspora

Revisiting Education in the New Latino Diaspora

This volume consciously includes a number of junior scholars (e.g.

Author: Edmund Hamann

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623969950

Category: Education

Page: 375

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For most of US history, most of America’s Latino population has lived in nine states—California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Florida, New Jersey, and New York. It follows that most education research that considered the experiences of Latino families with US schools came from these same states. But in the last 30 years Latinos have been resettling across the US, attending schools, and creating new patterns of interethnic interaction in educational settings. Much of this interaction with this New Latino Diaspora has been initially tentative and improvisational, but too often it has left intact the patterns of lower educational success that have prevailed in the traditional Latino diaspora. Revisiting Education in the New Latino Diaspora is an extensive update, with all new material, of the groundbreaking volume Education in the New Latino Diaspora (Ablex Publishing) that these same editors produced in 2002. This volume consciously includes a number of junior scholars (e.g., C. Allen Lynn, Soria Colomer, Amanda Morales, Rebecca Lowenhaupt, Adam Sawyer) and more established ones (Frances Contreras, Jason Irizarry, Socorro Herrera, Linda Harklau) as it considers empirical cases from Washington State to Georgia, from the MidAtlantic to the Great Plains, where rural, suburban, and urban communities start their second or third decades of responding to a previously unprecedented growth in newcomer Latino populations. With excuses of surprise and improvisational strategies less persuasive as Latino newcomer populations become less new, this volume considers the persistence, the anomie, and pragmatism of Latino newcomers on the one hand, with the variously enlightened, paternalistic, dismissive, and xenophobic responses of educators and education systems on the other. With foci as personal as accounts of growing up as an adoptee in a mixed race family and the testimonio of a ‘successful’ undocumented college graduate to the macro scale of examining statelevel education policies and with an age range from early childhood education to the university level, this volume insists that the worlds of education research and migration studies can both gain from considering the educational responses in the last two decades to the ‘newish’ Latino presence in the 41 U.S. states that have not long been the home to large, wellestablished Latino populations, but that now enroll 2.5 million Latino students in K12 alone. "Timely and compelling, Revisiting Education in the NLD offers new insight into the Latino Diaspora in the US just as the discussions regarding immigration policy, bilingual education, and immigrant rights are gaining steam. Drawing from a variety of perspectives, contributing authors interrogate the very concept of the diaspora. The wide range of research in this volume thoughtfully illustrates the nuanced phenomena and provides rich descriptions of complex situations. No longer a simple question of immigration, the book considers language and legal status in schools, international adoption, teacher preparation, and the relationships between established and relatively new Latino communities in a variety of contexts. Comprised of rich, thoughtful research Revisiting Education provides a fascinating window into the context of Latino reception nationwide. ~ Rebecca M. Callahan, Associate Professor University of TexasAustin As the leader of a 10yearsandcounting research study in Mexico that has identified and interviewed transnationally mobile students with prior experience in U.S. schools, I can affirm that in addition to students with backgrounds in California, Arizona, Texas, and Colorado, migration links now join schools in Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Alabama, etc. to schools in Mexico. For that reason and many others I am excited to see this farranging, interdisciplinary, new text that considers policy implementation through lenses as different as teacher preparation, Latino adoption into culturally mixed families, the fate of Latino newcomers in 'low density' districts where there are few like them, and the misuse of Spanish teachers as interpreters. This is an relevant book for American educators and scholars, but also for readers beyond U.S. borders. Hamann, Wortham, Murillo, and their contributors should be celebrated for this fine new collection. ~ Dr. Víctor Zúñiga, Dean of Research and Extension, Universidad de Monterrey
Categories: Education

The Latino Student s Guide to College Success

The Latino Student s Guide to College Success

"This book provides Latino students with a step-by-step roadmap for navigating the college process--from overcoming cultural barriers to attending college, to selecting the right school, to considering advanced degrees"--Provided by ...

Author: Leonard A. Valverde

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313397974

Category: Education

Page: 270

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This book provides Latino students with a step-by-step roadmap for navigating the college process—from overcoming cultural barriers to attending college, to selecting the right school, to considering advanced degrees. * A nationwide directory of the top 50 universities and top 20 community colleges from which Latinos have graduated * Inspirational stories about academic success written by Latino graduates * A listing of helpful websites for finding financial aid forms, college applications, and more * Sources for scholarships geared towards Latino students
Categories: Education

Educating English speaking Hispanics

Educating English speaking Hispanics

In both diagnostic procedures and in program prescriptions, this book attempts to deal with the problem of the Hispanic child who speaks no Spanish and who, in fact, may be discouraged from learning Spanish by parents who mistakenly feel ...

Author: Leonard A. Valverde

Publisher: Assn for Supervision & Curriculum

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173025414256

Category: Education

Page: 88

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In both diagnostic procedures and in program prescriptions, this book attempts to deal with the problem of the Hispanic child who speaks no Spanish and who, in fact, may be discouraged from learning Spanish by parents who mistakenly feel they are helping the child make a quicker transition to the dominant culture. The first three chapters present some curriculum and instructional methods that can and should be used with groups of Hispanic children who speak English. In the first chapter, three fundamental premises are given: (1) curricula designed for middle-class native English-speaking children are not conducive to teaching Hispanic children; (2) English-speaking Hispanic students may not be proficient enough to succeed in the standard curriculum; and (3) instructional personnel need to develop a curriculum appropriate for English-speaking Hispanic children. In chapter two, current research is used to expose and discredit myths and stereotypes about Hispanic children and in chapter three, suggestions are offered to teachers/supervisors for becoming better acquainted with the needs and school problems of Latino students. An annotated bibliography is divided into four parts: Mexican American (Chicano), Puerto Rican, Latin American, and Cuban. Sources are listed in three areas: History and Culture, Contributors to Present Society, and Imaginative Literature. (Author/AN)
Categories: Education

Narrowing the Achievement Gap

Narrowing the Achievement Gap

This book provides effective strategies that can be used to improve academic achievement and well-being of minority students.

Author: Susan J. Paik

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387446110

Category: Education

Page: 210

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This book provides effective strategies that can be used to improve academic achievement and well-being of minority students. It examines, collectively, three cultural groups on themes related to diverse families, immigration issues, and teaching and learning. The book conceptualizes opportunities and challenges in working with minority children in the context of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. It is a must-have reference for anyone who works with children.
Categories: Education

Educating Latino Boys

Educating Latino Boys

Through powerful vignettes, Campos helps teachers and administrators understand the unique assets that Latino boys bring into the school community and how to engage them as learners.

Author: David Campos

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452235028

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 250

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Through powerful vignettes, Campos helps teachers and administrators understand the unique assets that Latino boys bring into the school community and how to engage them as learners.
Categories: EDUCATION