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The Latino education crisis : the consequences of failed social policies

Author: Patricia C Gandara; Frances Contreras
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.
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"Will the United States have an educational caste system in 2030? Drawing on both extensive demographic data and compelling case studies, this powerful book reveals the depth of the education crisis looming for Latinos, the nation's largest and most rapidly growing minority group." "Richly informative and accessibly written, The Latino Education Crisis describes the cumulative disadvantages that too many children  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia C Gandara; Frances Contreras
ISBN: 9780674031272 067403127X 9780674047051 0674047052
OCLC Number: 225874263
Awards: Nominated for Bryce Wood Book Award 2010
Nominated for Society for the Study of Social Problems C. Wright Mills Award 2008
Nominated for Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award 2009
Description: 415 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The crisis and the context --
On being Latino or Latina in America --
American schools and the Latino student experience --
Is language the problem? --
Inside the lives of Puente students --
Beating the odds and going to college --
The costs and effectiveness of intervention --
Rescatando sueñ̃os--rescuing dreams.
Responsibility: Patricia Gándara, Frances Contreras.
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Drawing on both extensive demographic data and compelling case studies, this book reveals the depths of the educational crisis looming for Latino students, the nation's largest and most rapidly  Read more...

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American schools are sleepwalking into a perfect storm-rapid demographic changes, an unforgiving global economy, and continually dysfunctional schools. Gandara and Contreras delineate Read more...

 
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