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ix, 269 pages ; 25 cm
  • Alma Cortez-Lara
  • Álvaro Sánchez
  • Nayeli Reyes
  • Tania Picasso
  • Sandy Escobedo
  • David Guerra
  • Gabriela Fernández
  • Cindy Romero
  • Adriana Valdez
  • Amilcar Ramirez
  • Alejandra Vargas
  • Susana Gallegos
  • Rafaela Espinoza.
Latinos are already the largest minority group in the United States, and experts estimate that by 2050, one out of three Americans will identify as Latino. Though their population and influence are steadily rising, stereotypes and misconceptions about Latinos remain, from the assumption that they refuse to learn English to questions of just how "American" they actually are. By presenting thirteen riveting oral histories of young, first-generation college students, Mario T. Garcia counters those long-held stereotypes and expands our understanding of what he terms "the Latino Generation." By allowing these young people to share their stories and struggles, Garcia reveals that these students and children of immigrants will be critical players in the next chapter of our nation's history. Collected over several years, the "testimonios" follow the history of the speakers in thought-provoking ways, reminding us that members of the Latino Generation are not merely a demographic group but rather real individuals, as American in their aspirations and loyalty as the members of any other ethnic group in the country.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469614113 20160613
Education Library (Cubberley)
xiv, 191 p. ; 23 cm.
Americans by Heart examines the plight of undocumented Latino students as they navigate the educational and legal tightrope presented by their immigration status. Many of these students are accepted to attend some of our best colleges and universities but cannot afford the tuition to do so because they are not eligible for financial aid or employment. For the few that defy the odds and manage to graduate, their status continues to present insurmountable barriers to employment. This timely and compelling account brings to light the hard work and perseverance of these students and their families; their commitment to education and civic participation; and their deep sense of uncertainty and marginality. Offering a rich in-depth analysis, the author presents a new framework for educational policies that recognizes the merit and potential of undocumented Latino students and links their situation to larger social and policy issues of immigration reform and higher education access.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807752845 20160607
Education Library (Cubberley)
xii, 249 p. ; 24 cm.
During the tech boom, Silicon Valley became one of the most concentrated zones of wealth polarization and social inequality in the United States-a place with a fast-disappearing middle class, persistent pockets of poverty, and striking gaps in educational and occupational achievement along class and racial lines. Low-wage workers and their families experienced a profound sense of exclusion from the techno-entrepreneurial culture, while middle class residents, witnessing up close the seemingly overnight success of a "new entrepreneurial" class, negotiated both new and seemingly unattainable standards of personal success and the erosion of their own economic security. The Burdens of Aspiration explores the imprint of the region's success-driven public culture, the realities of increasing social and economic insecurity, and models of success emphasized in contemporary public schools for the region's working and middle class youth. Focused on two disparate groups of students-low-income, "at-risk" Latino youth attending a specialized program exposing youth to high tech industry within an "under-performing" public high school, and middle-income white and Asian students attending a "high-performing" public school with informal connections to the tech elite-Elsa Davidson offers an in-depth look at the process of forming aspirations across lines of race and class. By analyzing the successes and sometimes unanticipated effects of the schools' attempts to shape the aspirations and values of their students, she provides keen insights into the role schooling plays in social reproduction, and how dynamics of race and class inform ideas about responsible citizenship that are instilled in America's youth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814720882 20160606
Education Library (Cubberley)
426 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: the long view on immigrant students
  • Academic engagement and performance
  • Networks of relationships
  • Less-than-optimal schools
  • The challenge of learning English
  • Portraits of declining achievers
  • Portraits of low achievers
  • Portraits of improvers
  • Portraits of high achievers
  • Conclusion: immigration policy dilemmas.
Education Library (Cubberley)
xviii, 328 p. ; 24 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
AFRICAAM-106-01, CSRE-103B-01, CSRE-121F-01, EDUC-103B-01, EDUC-337-01