Ayude a sus Hijos A Triunfar en la Escuela Secundaria y Llegar a la Universidad (Help Your Children Succeed in High School and Go to College)
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Ayude a sus Hijos A Triunfar en la Escuela Secundaria y Llegar a la Universidad (Help Your Children Succeed in High School and Go to College)

by Mariela Dabbah
     
 

Ayude a sus Hijos a Tener Éxito en High School y Llegar al College is a guide translated to Spanish for Latino parents that stresses the importance of education and provides a framework for parents to put their children on a college-bound path. It explains the American educational system, how parents can get involved, how to help children stay focused and

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Ayude a sus Hijos a Tener Éxito en High School y Llegar al College is a guide translated to Spanish for Latino parents that stresses the importance of education and provides a framework for parents to put their children on a college-bound path. It explains the American educational system, how parents can get involved, how to help children stay focused and motivated, scholarships available for Latino children, student loans, choosing the right college, and the college application process.

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Teenagers often face many obstacles to doing well in school, including peer pressure and the lure of gangs, particularly if they are new to the United States and/or the English language. This brief guide by Argentinian Dabbah [Ayude a sus hijos a triunfar en la escuela (Help Your Children Succeed in School ); Sourcebooks, 2006; Críticas , 11/15/06], who has worked as a consultant to the New York City public schools and created a Parent Involvement Division for them, contains useful information for parents of high school students. She begins by reassuring parents that their children may attend public schools regardless of immigration status and proceeds to go over the basics (how the school system operates, graduation requirements, key exams and programs, etc.). She also considers the various options for education, such as distance learning, night school, and the GED, and addresses extracurricular activities and summer programs, stressing their importance for both improved educational opportunities and for keeping students interested and away from potentially harmful influences. Information on how adults can and should get involved in school activities, help students stay out of trouble, and help children separated from parents is very useful and not available in similar guides. The author also provides helpful information on postsecondary educational opportunities, the college application process, financial aid, and planning for college, though readers will want to consult various sources. Sidebars with hints from teachers and other experts and messages from students who have graduated and gone on to college will inspire both parents and students. Availablein Spanish and English, this concise and inexpensive book is a good addition to public library collections serving Spanish speakers and Latino families.—Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L., CA


—Barbara M. Bibel SUB

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572486447
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
Guias Practicas Series
Edition description:
Spanish Language
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
557,587
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

Mariela Dabbah is the author of Help your Children Succeed in High School and Go to College, Help your Children Succeed in School, How to Get a Job in the U.S. and the co-author of The Latino Advantage in the Workplace.

Mariela has been a guest at "Wake up with Whoopi" (Syndicated Radio Show), "All things considered" (NPR), "Good Morning America" (ABC) "Today in New York" (NBC), "Despierta América" (Univision), "Directo desde Estados Unidos" (CNN en Español), "Temprano en la Mañana" (93.1 FM- AMOR), and many other TV programs and radio shows. She's been interviewed by Business Week and Time magazine and she's been featured and quoted in publications across the country including the New York Times, Latina magazine and Vanidades magazine.

As a speaker Mariela presents workshops and keynotes at corporations and organizations such as General Electric, American Express, National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Goldman Sachs and HBO.

She is also the spokesperson of HACER, the Ronald McDonald House Charities' scholarship for Latino students.

She is a contributor for Siempre Mujer (Meredith Corporation), Hoy (Tribune), Latina Style, Nexos magazine and Yahoo. Her blog is:
www.marielablog.com

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