Effective Programs For Latino Students

Author: Robert E. Slavin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135664315
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Latino (or Hispanic) children are one of the fastest-growing groups in U.S. schools today. On average, these students perform worse than Anglo students on measures of academic achievement and other measures of academic success, and their drop-out rate is high. There are schools of excellence among those serving Latino children, but the majority of these children are placed "at risk" by schools and community institutions unable to build on the cultural, personal, and linguistic strengths these children are likely to bring with them to school. Schools serving Latino students need programs based on high-quality research, capable of being replicated and adapted to local circumstances and needs. The purpose of this book is to present the current state of the art with respect to research on effective instructional programs for Latino students in elementary and secondary grades. Surprisingly, this has not been done before; there are many books on the situation of Latino students in U.S. schools, but none so far have reviewed research on the outcomes of programs designed to enhance the academic achievement of these students. The chapters represent a broad range of methodologies, from experimental to correlational to descriptive, and the solutions they propose are extremely diverse. Each examines, in its own way, programs and practices that are showing success. Together, they present a rich array of research-based effective programs that are practical, widely available, and likely to make a profound difference. What binds the chapters together is a shared belief that Latino students can succeed at the highest levels if they receive the quality of instruction they deserve, and a shared belief that reform of schools serving many Latino students is both possible and essential. This is a book filled with statistics, description, and reviews of research--but even more, it is filled with optimism about what schools for Latino students can be, and what these students will achieve. It is a highly relevant and useful resource for educators, policymakers, and researchers who want to use research to inform the decisions they make about how to help Latino students succeed in elementary and secondary schools, and beyond.

The Latino Education Crisis

Author: Patricia C. Gandara
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674031272
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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.

Latino Talent

Author: Robert Rodriguez
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470187463
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Praise for Latino Talent "Latino Talent is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in learning about Hispanic Americans in the workplace and in leveraging and maximizing their contributions. This unique book--written by an expert who's deeply respected in this field--provides a practical and compelling perspective on why organizations should continue to invest in developing?this?young and increasingly influential population segment."? --RAYMOND ARROYO, Chief Diversity Officer, Aetna Inc., and President,?PRIMER "Latino Talent is a must-read for diversity and HR executives who are responsible for Latino initiatives in their organizations. The book also provides justification as to why organizations need to raise the sense of urgency regarding their Latino-related workplace practices." --TIM RICHMOND, Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Abbott Laboratories "Latino Talent includes wonderful insights gleaned from practitioners in the field. Readers are exposed to corporate best practices when it comes to Latino talent management initiatives. The strategies and solutions provided in Latino Talent are proven, applicable, and deliver results." --ISAIAS ZAMARRIPA, Director, Talent Acquisition, General Mills Corporation "America has awakened to the large and growing Latino demographic in this country and now wants to tap into this fast-growing consumer base. The best way to make inroads into this demographic is by building your Latino talent pool so they can create successful programs that get results. Whether you're at a Fortune 1000 company, government agency, academic institution, or not-for-profit organization, you'll want to read this strategic approach to building your Latino leadership." --ABE TOMAS HUGHES II, CEO, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) "Employers interested in maximizing the contributions of Latinos in the workplace will find Latino Talent to be very useful and practical. In this book, Dr. Rodriguez has done extensive research to help companies and employees build bridges for understanding and inclusion." --JULIE FASONE HOLDER, Corporate Vice President, Human Resources, The Dow Chemical Company

Teaching Latino Students

Author: James Allen Wood
Publisher:
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This book is a compilation of topics dealing with a myriad of multicultural issues facing educators and other members of society. The authors purport to enlighten educators and others regarding the complexity of multiculturalism, dealing with education issues with various groups, and examining pathways toward empowerment and acculturation.

Teaching Writing With Latino A Students

Author: Cristina Kirklighter
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791471934
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Engages the complexities of teaching Latino/a students at Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

Creating A College Culture For Latino Students

Author: Concha Delgado Gaitan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452278504
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Help your Latino students become college-bound! This groundbreaking book shows how educators can help Latino students overcome the barriers that prevent them from attending college. Delgado Gaitan, an award-winning professor, scholar, and first-generation Latina college graduate, shares winning strategies from the nation’s most outstanding college-readiness programs for Latino learners. You'll find: Guidance on creating a "college culture" in elementary, middle, and secondary school, both within the classroom and throughout the building Insights on working with families and community organizations to promote Latino students' school achievement and college goals Best practices for coaching students, including five essentials for college-preparedness

Latino Students In American Schools

Author: Valentina I. Kloosterman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897898980
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Everyday life is defined and characterised by the rise, transformation and fall of social practices. Using terminology that is both accessible and sophisticated, this essential book guides the reader through a multi-level analysis of this dynamic. In working through core propositions about social practices and how they change the book is clear and accessible; real world examples, including the history of car driving, the emergence of frozen food, and the fate of hula hooping, bring abstract concepts to life and firmly ground them in empirical case-studies and new research. Demonstrating the relevance of social theory for public policy problems, the authors show that the everyday is the basis of social transformation addressing questions such as: e how do practices emerge, exist and die? e what are the elements from which practices are made? e how do practices recruit practitioners? e how are elements, practices and the links between them generated, renewed and reproduced? Precise, relevant and persuasive this book will inspire students and researchers from across the social sciences. Elizabeth Shove is Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University Mika Pantzar is Research Professor at the National Consumer Research Centre, Helsinki Matt Watson is Lecturer in Social and Cultural Geography at University of Sheffield.

Designing And Implementing Two Way Bilingual Programs

Author: Margarita Espino Calderon
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483351858
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This indispensable handbook includes professional development plans that meet the specific needs of dual-language programs, strategies for building learning communities for dual-language teachers, and tips for involving parents.