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Clipping Their Own Wings : The Incompatibility Between Latino Culture and American Education - Ernesto Caravantes

Clipping Their Own Wings

The Incompatibility Between Latino Culture and American Education

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Published: 31st October 2006
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Clipping Their Own Wings: The Incompatibility Between Latino Culture and American Education addresses one of the most urgent problems in the United States' educational system: Latino underachievement. While most educators believe that the problem lies in the present school system and in budgetary constraints, this book takes a bold stand, arguing that in fact Hispanic culture is incompatible with educational success in the United States. Clipping Their Own Wings outlines a unique solution to this growing problem: Selective Cultural Adoption (SCA). SCA is a method by which Latinos can retain certain meaningful characteristics of their culture and, at the same time, adopt key aspects of the Anglo-American culture that will help them succeed, especially in the area of education. This hands-on book illustrates how teachers and parents can improve the educational experience of young Latinos in America.

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Why I Wrote This Bookp. 10
Latin American Culturep. 18
Anglo-Protestant Culturep. 30
Cultural Integrationp. 37
Historical Assimilationp. 46
Support Systems in the Home & Communityp. 54
Educating the Uneducablep. 63
College - "The Final Frontier"p. 75
Culture & Financesp. 86
Practical Advice for Parentsp. 94
Academic Resiliencep. 103
Concluding Thoughts & My Storyp. 109
Bibliographyp. 117
Indexp. 121
About the Authorp. 125
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ISBN: 9780761835363
ISBN-10: 0761835369
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 125
Published: 31st October 2006
Publisher: University Press of America
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 15.04  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.22