Latino Dropouts in Rural America: Realities and Possibilities

Latino Dropouts in Rural America: Realities and Possibilities

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by Carolyn Hondo, Mary E. Gardiner, Yolanda Sapien
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791473872

ISBN-13: 9780791473870

Pub. Date: 03/06/2008

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Latino high school students in rural communities talk about dropping out of school.

This book affords Latino high school dropouts from rural communities in Idaho the opportunity to tell their stories in their own words. It candidly reveals students’ school experiences, explores why students leave school, and looks at the impact of the No Child Left

Overview

Latino high school students in rural communities talk about dropping out of school.

This book affords Latino high school dropouts from rural communities in Idaho the opportunity to tell their stories in their own words. It candidly reveals students’ school experiences, explores why students leave school, and looks at the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act (2001). Four of the nine students interviewed for the book passed NCLB-mandated state graduation tests, two others passed two of three sections, and all were capable of achieving success in school. The decision to leave school was connected with students’ seeking personal satisfaction and to reduce the social-psychological pain of schooling. In certain cases principals and teachers blamed the Latino students for disadvantaging the school. Latino Dropouts in Rural America presents a systematic approach for addressing the main problem: a lack of cultural responsiveness in school curriculum, instruction, policies, and practices. The leadership plan recommended by the authors will help educators to understand the lives of rural Latino youth and to critique their own schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791473870
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
03/06/2008
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Getting On and Off the Yellow School Bus
Acknowledgments

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

References

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

Index

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Latino Dropouts in Rural America: Realities and Possibilities 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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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.