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Hispanic Education in the United States : Ra'ces Y Alas - Eugene E. Garcia

Hispanic Education in the United States

Ra'ces Y Alas

Paperback Published: 17th July 2001
ISBN: 9780742510777
Number Of Pages: 320

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Among the many recent books on educational reform, Eugene E. Garcia's Hispanic Education in the United States stands out as a landmark work. Garcia vibrantly portrays what works in creating better educational opportunities and effective school reform. He also offers a telling reflection on the bicultural experience of minority groups in the U.S. Culture is an asset in any individual's educational attainment. Garcia shows how and why our educational reforms therefore must seek to build upon rather than downplay the native culture and language of minority students. Poignant stories from the author's life--and from many other teachers and students--make this a vital book for the university classroom, and for any reader interested in the rapidly changing dynamics of America's schools.

In this comprehensive and well-grounded text, Gene Garcia combines extensive research with personal anecdotes to provide a thoughtful analysis of the complex issues surrounding Hispanic education in the United States. With a reasoned and dignified tone, Garcia presents wide-ranging data, considers current dilemmas, and suggests effective approaches for improving the educational future of Latinos of all backgrounds. This is a book that researchers, teachers, and policymakers will return to again and again for insight, information, and inspiration.--Sonia Nieto, University of Massachusetts

An Introduction to "Raices y Alas"p. 1
Culturally Diverse We Are, Equal and United We Are Notp. 15
It Doesn't Have to Be "Either/Or"p. 43
Hispanics: A Growing Immigrant Peoplep. 75
Culture and Education: Seeds of the Individual and Collective Identity for Hispanics in Schoolsp. 105
Educational Approaches--What Works for Hispanics: General Constructs and the Early Yearsp. 123
Educational Approaches--What Works for Hispanics: The Adolescent Yearsp. 155
Educational Approaches--What Works for Hispanics' Preparation for Admission to Postsecondary Educationp. 193
Theoretical Perspectives on the Present and Future Educational Circumstances of the Hispanic Studentp. 221
Of "Raices y Alas"p. 241
Referencesp. 261
Indexp. 289
About the Authorp. 297
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ISBN: 9780742510777
ISBN-10: 0742510778
Series: Critical Issues in Contemporary American Education (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 17th July 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 14.88  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.4