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Praise for Latino Change Agents in Higher Education
"Leaders and future leaders in every sector of society, especially in education, stand to benefit from the invaluable insights of the extraordinary cadre of contributors in Latino Change Agents in Higher Education. It is must-reading for anyone wanting to strengthen the educational success and the prosperity of our nation."
Antonio R. Flores, president and CEO,
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
"Valverde and his colleagues challenge the existing educational and social order—as well they should. Our much vaunted system of higher education has blatantly and systematically overlooked the promise and potential of Latinos, and these scholars rightfully demand change and accountability. As the nation's demography shifts to include increasing numbers of people of color, we must also transform the academy so that it is inclusive, welcoming, and respectful of all. If we follow the suggestions that are presented in this thoughtful publication, we might just make that happen."
William B. Harvey, vice president and chief officer for
diversity and equity, University of Virginia
"This book is for both emerging Latino higher education professionals—
who represent some of America's most experienced Latino education leaders—as well as those of us who must find new ways to better serve the new majority in American education. The book is filled with a number of myth busters about how best to serve Hispanic communities and includes a bevy of proven and promising practices to guide change. We can learn much from this fine work."
David A. Longanecker, executive director,
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Foreword (Ricardo R. Fernández).
About the Contributors.
PART I: THE PAST CANNOT BE THE FUTURE.
1. Why the United States Can No Longer Wait to Educate Its Latino Population (Leonard A. Valverde, Baltazar Arispe y Acevedo and Monte E. Perez).
2. Pathways to a Better Future: Reconfiguring the Educational Context for Change (Henry T. Ingle and Yolanda R. Ingle).
3. Making an All-in-One K-16 System Work (Gloria Ann Lopez).
PART II: SYSTEMIC CHANGE, S¡: SPECIAL ADD-ONS PROGRAMS, NO.
4. From Minority to Majority Population: Status Change Requires New 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 Serve Latinos (Monte E. Perez).
PART III: A BRIGHT U.S. FUTURE NECESITA UN GRITO FUERTE.
8. The Stakes Keep Going Up: Sustaining Latino Communities (Baltazar Arispe y Acevedo).
9. Old Promises, Contemporary Goals, and Future Dreams: Time for a Bold Plan (Manuel N. Gomez).
10. Where Latinos Go to College Matters (Roberto Haro).
PART IV: BEGINNING THE WORK OF RESHAPING HIGHER EDUCATION.
11. Leadership Always Makes a Difference (David Ballesteros).
12. Changing Paradigms: As Society Transforms So Must Higher Education (Leonard A. Valverde).