Latino Dropouts in Rural America: Realities and Possibilities

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Latino high school students in rural communities talk about dropping out of school.
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...furthers our understanding of the causes and the challenges of isolated-geographically, demographically, and socially-students ... It is a must for any teacher, leader, or researcher who aspires to be a 'dreamkeeper' for students in our society.— Educational Administration Quarterly

"This book gives voice, in a most respectful and skilled manner, to nine Latino students who dropped out of school. Their dreams were shattered as they encountered educators and school systems that were unprepared at best or unwilling at worst to address their needs. This book is invaluable for teachers and administrators who work with Latino students."— Gisela Ernst-Slavit, Washington State University

"The Latino population will continue to grow at a record pace, and we must do something to address the dropout problem. This book provides concrete and practical suggestions for schools to consider implementing."— Janet López, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791473887
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 3/6/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 198
  • Sales rank: 959,643
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn Hondo is Principal of Oakley Elementary School in Idaho.

Mary E. Gardiner is Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Idaho at Boise and is the author of Parent-School Collaboration: Feminist Organizational Structures and School Leadership and the coauthor (with Ernestine Enomoto and Margaret Grogan) of Coloring outside the Lines: Mentoring Women into School Leadership, both also published by SUNY Press.

Yolanda Sapien teaches English as a Second Language at Burley High School in Idaho.

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Table of Contents

Preface: Getting On and Off the Yellow School Bus

1. The High School Dropout Phenomenon

2. Research Methods

3. Inside Three Rural Schools and Communities

4. Case Studies: Latina Youth Experiences In and Out of School

5. Case Studies: Latino Youth Experiences In and Out of School

6. Composite Analysis: Latina/o Students Seeking Satisfaction

7. A Leadership Plan for Culturally Responsive Schools


Appendix A: A Phenomenology
Appendix B: Interview Guides
Appendix C: Recommendations for Superintendents and Policy Makers
Appendix D: Cultural Responsiveness in Standards for School Leaders
Appendix E: Resources for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leadership
Appendix F: Professional Development Activities for Cultural Responsiveness

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2007

    Essential Information

    The authors have done an incredible job researching this topic. The information in this book is essential within the discourse of education and concerning a demographic we cannot afford to ignore.

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