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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791473872

ISBN-13: 9780791473870

Pub. Date: 03/06/2008

Publisher: State University of New York Press

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

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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.

About the Author:
Carolyn Hondo is Principal of Oakley Elementary School in Idaho

About the Author:
Mary E. Gardiner is Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Idaho at Boise

About the Author:
Yolanda Sapien teaches English as a Second Language at Burley High School in Idaho

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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     ix
Acknowledgments     xiii
The High School Dropout Phenomenon     1
Research Methods     13
Inside Three Rural Schools and Communities     27
Case Studies: Latina Youth Experiences In and Out of School     43
Case Studies: Latino Youth Experiences In and Out of School     69
Composite Analysis: Latina/o Students Seeking Satisfaction     93
A Leadership Plan for Culturally Responsive Schools     107
References     141
A Phenomenology     157
Interview Guides     162
Recommendations for Superintendents and Policy Makers     165
Cultural Responsiveness in Standards for School Leaders     169
Resources for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leadership     171
Professional Development Activities for Cultural Responsiveness     175
Index     177

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Latino Dropouts in Rural America: Realities and Possibilities 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.