Creating a college culture for Latino students : successful programs, practices, and strategies
- Delgado-Gaitan, Concha.
- Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin, c2013.
- Physical description
- ix, 180 pages ; 26 cm.
LC2670.6 .D45 2013
- Unknown LC2670.6 .D45 2013
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-169) and index.
- Acknowledgments About the Author 1. Introduction 2. Influences in Getting Latinos to College Geographic, Cultural and Socioeconomic Conditions Major Hurdles 3. Promising Educational Practices Crafting a College Culture to Socialize Students for College Framing Culture Through Action Research 4. Talking College in Elementary School Supportive Relationships in the School Setting Building College Culture Relationships Between Family and School Practical Strategies for Elementary Grade Educators 5. College Readiness in Middle and Secondary School Developing Study Habits and Academic Language Parent/School/Community Partnerships Transition from Middle to High School Best Practices for Educators 6. Features and Activities of Successful Programs Guidelines for Successful Academic Programs for Latinos Effective Programs Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Upward Bound College Track East Bay Consortium Best Practices for Creating College Culture in Schools 7. Collaborations and Partnerships Hidalgo Independent Schools: A School District Success Story Creating a K-12 College Going Culture in HISD The Families' Role Puente Program Gear Up Program Best Practices for Educators 8. College Planning With Parents 5 "Cs" of Family Engagement Parents Want to Know Partnering With Families and Communities Best Practices for Successful Teacher and Parent Partnerships 9. Students Navigating the College Culture Enduring Social and Emotional Character Support Systems From Early to High School Years 10. Sites for Educators, Students, and Families Resources for Creating a College Culture in Schools Resources for Informing Students and Families Information About Latinos in College Financial Resources References Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- The mission statement of the Common Core State Standards couldn't be any clearer in describing expectations for the education of our nation's youth. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy. In the 21st century, a high school diploma without further education provides limited options for young adults: high school graduates currently have an unemployment rate of 32 per cent; approximately twice that of college graduates. According to research conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center, despite recent increases in college attendance rates for Latino students (in 2010, approximately 32per cent of total college enrollments in two and four schools), their numbers are low in comparison to Whites (43 per cent), Asians (62 per cent), and Blacks (38 per cent). Not surprisingly, the rates are much lower for children born into households in which parents or guardians weren't college-educated. When we take into consideration the fact that Latinos are the fastest-growing demographic in the U.S., the implications for global competitiveness (not to mention the human toll of so much unrealized promise) are quite alarming. The proposed book provides teachers and educational leaders with a guide to creating conditions in schools that are conducive to Latino students having access to higher education and - by extension - promising futures. The author bases her recommendations on lessons learned from successful college bound programs in public schools, the non-profit sector, and recognized charter schools, as well as a substantial body of quality research on Latino students and their families. The heart of the book builds on the premise that effective academic and social support practices intertwine with increased expectations, successfully leading underrepresented Latino students to college. Social capital builds the value, connectedness, and motivation of cultural, emotional, informational and instrumental networks that undergird students' readiness and aptitude to pursue a path to college.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Concha Delgado Gaitan.