HISPANIC American students, STUDENTS -- United States, MINORITY students, INSTRUCTIONAL systems, SOCIAL adjustment, MOTIVATION (Psychology), EDUCATIONAL psychology, and EDUCATIONAL surveys
The article examines the status of Hispanic American students in science including their achievement and exposure. The National Science Foundation has supported research and development efforts aimed at encouraging greater participation in science and mathematics by these traditionally undeserved and underachieving populations. Achievement data on American students in public schools have traditionally reported differences between whet and minority students. The author mentioned the instructional strategies that maximize minority student motivation.
Hagedorn, Linda Serra, Chi, Winny, Cepeda, Rita M., and McLain, Melissa
Research in Higher Education. Feb2007, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p73-91. 19p. 9 Charts, 5 Graphs.
COMMUNITY college students, HISPANIC American students, ACADEMIC achievement, TRANSFER of students, POSTSECONDARY education, MINORITY students, PROMOTION (School), ENGLISH language, and STUDENT attitudes
The community college has historically functioned as a primary access point to postsecondary education for Latino students. This study, an investigation conducted through an analysis of the Transfer and Retention of Urban Community College Students (TRUCCS) project, focuses on Latino students enrolled in urban “minority-majority” community colleges, where Latino students have a high representation. The specific interest of this research is the role and effect of the level of representation of Latino community college students on their academic outcomes. The relationship between the level of representation of Latinos, and the levels of academic success are analyzed in concert with other variables, such as, the level of representation of Latino faculty on campus, student age, attitude, academic integration, English ability and aspiration. Findings indicate a relationship between academic success of Latino community college students and the proportion of Latino students and faculty on campus. The findings thus suggest that a critical mass of Latinos may be a positive influence encouraging “minority” students to higher academic performance. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
HISPANIC American students, HIGH school students, COMPARATIVE studies, MOTIVATION in education, ACADEMIC achievement, and MINORITY students
This study was designed to examine the epistemological beliefs about the nature of knowledge, views of intelligence and motivational perceptions. Two samples were drawn from two large urban high schools in the Southwest portion of the United States with large Hispanic/Latino student populations while a third was drawn from a majority Anglo student population from a large urban high school in northern Indiana. A self-report instrument was designed based on earlier work by Schommer (1993), White and Nichols (1998, 2002a, 2002b), and Steinberg and his colleagues (Steinberg, Lamborn, Dornbush, & Darling, 1992) and was distributed to 417 middle and high school students. Our specific hypotheses were that a significant difference would exist among the achievement and motivation perceptions of Hispanic and Anglo students. Second, no significant differences would occur in knowledge and intelligence beliefs among low- and high-achieving Anglo and Hispanic students. Third, when socioeconomic status was considered, limited differences would be seen between the responses of Hispanic and Anglo youth. Several of these hypotheses were confirmed whereas others warrant additional exploration before final conclusions can be determined. Implications for additional research are discussed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
New Directions for Community Colleges. Spring2006, Vol. 2006 Issue 133, p27-40. 14p. 3 Charts.
HISPANIC American students, MINORITY students, ACADEMIC achievement, COMMUNITY colleges, PUBLIC universities & colleges, IMMIGRANTS, POPULATION, and SOCIOLOGY
This chapter analyzes whether Hispanics and Hispanic immigrants in the City University of New York system have the same levels of access and achievement as other racial and ethnic populations. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
HISPANIC American students, HIGHER education, EDUCATION -- United States, HISPANIC Americans, MINORITY students, and UNITED States
The article narrates how most Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs) in the U.S. are looking for ways to better serve the Hispanic student population. Topics include Title V grant eligibility for HSIs as well as the inherent difficulty for an HSI to serve Hispanic students. Also mentioned are transformative institutional changes being the key to the success of Hispanic students, which involve examining departmental hiring practices, examining trends in course failures and identifying remediation.
HISPANIC American students, EDUCATION -- United States, and MINORITY students
Reports on the increase in the number of Hispanics attending schools in the United States. Challenges that the ethnic group presents for schools; Role of the group in shaping the public education system; Performance of the group in academic achievement tests.
MINORITY students, HISPANIC American students, AFRICAN American students, LEARNING, and EDUCATION -- United States
The article identifies several traits which are considered unique among minority students groups in the U.S. Researchers report that students at all levels find greater motivation and perform at higher levels academically when instructional methods complement student learning characteristics. Hispanic students are distinguished by a sense of loyalty to the family. African American students are significantly more person-centered than mainstream children. On the other hand, Native American students have a holistic approach to learning.
HISPANIC American students, UNIVERSITIES & colleges, MINORITY students, CAREER development, ADJUSTMENT (Psychology), QUALITATIVE research, and COLLEGE dropouts
Minority retention models have identified student needs that may or may not be addressed by institutional first-year experience (FYE) programming at Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs). Qualitatively, this study examined Hispanic and Black first-year experiences in an HSI context. Identified themes included sense of belonging, career and major selection, and being held accountable for what they do not know. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
American School Board Journal. Mar2007 Supplement, Vol. 194, p2-3. 2p. 1 Color Photograph, 3 Graphs.
HISPANIC American students, EDUCATION of minorities, DEMOGRAPHIC surveys, MINORITY students, HISPANIC Americans, and STUDENTS -- United States
The article discusses the demographic profile and educational performance of Hispanic American students in the U.S. The Alliance for Hispanic Education is expecting an increase in the percentage of U.S. students who come from Hispanic and other ethnic groups. From 1973 to 2004, the number of minority students from public schools increased from 22% to 43%. Seventy percent of the growth between 2004 and 2005 came from the Hispanic population. About 47% of Hispanics have completed college education within six years. Only 7% of college freshmen are Hispanics.
HISPANIC American students, SOCIAL surveys, MINORITY students, DISCRIMINATION, HISPANIC Americans, STUDENTS, HIGH school students, SCHOOL environment, and SECONDARY education
This article reports the findings of a study on the experiences of a small but growing population of Latino students in a small-town secondary school. All teachers and administrators were surveyed regarding their impressions of Latino students. All students in the school (95% White, 5% Latino) were surveyed regarding their impressions of ethnicity, culture, and language in their own school experiences. In all, 26 adults, 25 of whom were White, and 800 students participated in the surveys. Ethnographic data augment survey findings. White students responded more positively than did Latino students, with more positive thoughts about the school and their own experiences in the school, for every survey question. Responses of White school personnel are contrasted to those of the only Latino teacher. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]