Latino Change Agents in Higher Education: Shaping a System That Works for All / Edition 1

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Latinos are the fastest growing

segment of the college-age population in the United States. Ifinstitutions of higher learning are to succeed, they must beprepared to serve the needs of this emergent population.

Latino Change Agents in Higher

Education offers college and university leaders a practicalguide for meeting the challenges of educating the burgeoningpopulation of Latino students. The contributors, a stellar group ofexperienced leaders in higher education, clearly show that thechanges to higher education needed to ensure Latino student successwill benefit all students.

In this book, the authors call for systemic change across theentire K–16 spectrum but put the focus on the challenges forhigher education. The book outlines strategies for increasingaccess and retention, explores the role of professionalassociations in advocating change, and explains the importance ofthe contributions of Latino college graduates to the U.Seconomy.

Latino Change Agents in Higher Education is a much-needed guidefor higher education leaders no matter what type of campus orinstitution they represent.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787995959
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/14/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author


Leonard A. Valverde is the executive director of the HispanicBorder Leadership Institute and professor of higher education atArizona State University. Throughout his forty years in educationhe has been a vice president for academic affairs in Texas, dean ofthe fifth largest college of education in the nation, and adepartment chair.

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Table of Contents

Foreword (Ricardo R. Fernández).



About the Contributors.


1. Why the United States Can No Longer Wait to Educate ItsLatino Population (Leonard A. Valverde, Baltazar Arispe y Acevedoand Monte E. Perez).

2. Pathways to a Better Future: Reconfiguring the EducationalContext for Change (Henry T. Ingle and Yolanda R. Ingle).

3. Making an All-in-One K-16 System Work (Gloria Ann Lopez).


4. From Minority to Majority Population: Status Change RequiresNew Educational Strategies (Ed Apodaca).

5. Recent Strategies to Increase Access and Retention (Silas H.Abrego).

6. Latino Professional Associations: Advocacy for Liberation(Leonard A. Valverde).

7. Establishing Institutions of Higher Education That ServeLatinos (Monte E. Perez).


8. The Stakes Keep Going Up: Sustaining Latino Communities(Baltazar Arispe y Acevedo).

9. Old Promises, Contemporary Goals, and Future Dreams: Time fora Bold Plan (Manuel N. Gomez).

10. Where Latinos Go to College Matters (Roberto Haro).


11. Leadership Always Makes a Difference (DavidBallesteros).

12. Changing Paradigms: As Society Transforms So Must HigherEducation (Leonard A. Valverde).



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