Latinos and Education: A Critical Reader / Edition 1

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Despite generations of protest, activism, and reform efforts, Latinos continue to be among the nation's most educationally disadvantaged and economically disenfranchised groups. Challenging static notions of culture, identity, and language, Latinos, and Education addresses this reality within the context of a rapidly changing economy and society. This reader establishes a clear link between educational practice and the structural dimensions which shape institutional life, and calls for the development of a new language that moves beyond disciplinary and racialized categories of difference and structural inequality. These highly accessible essays, which achieve a useful balance of theory and practice, discuss themes such as political economy, historical views of Latinos and schooling, identity, the politics of language, cultural democracy in the classroom, community involvement, and Latinos in higher education. Diverse Latino and Chicano viewpoints are all included, and the volume reflects the educational experiences of students in urban centers like New York and Chicago, as well as the South, Southwest, and West.
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"A deeply relevant and useful reader that culls the best of scholarly approaches to discuss a myriad variety of issues that are relevant to understanding the complex dynamics of a growing Latina and Latino population."—Arturo J. Aldama, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415911825
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Antonia Darder is the Leavey Endowed Chair in Ethics and Moral Leadership at Loyola Marymount University, USA.

Rodolfo D. Torres is Professor of Planning, Policy & Design, and Political Science, University of California, Irvine, USA.

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Table of Contents

Dedication and Acknowledgments
I The Political Economy
1 A Theory of Racial Inequality 3
2 Economic, Labor Force, and Social Implications of Latino Educational and Population Trends 45
3 The Structure of Inequality and the Status of Puerto Rican Youth in the U.S. 80
4 Latinos, Class, and the U.S. Political Economy: Income Inequality and Policy Alternatives 95
II Historical Views of Latinos and Schooling
5 History, Culture, and Education 117
6 Roused from Our Slumbers 135
7 Culture, Language, and the Americanization of Mexican Children 158
8 Living Borders/Buscando America: Languages of Latino Self-Formation 174
III Constructing Latino(A) Identities
9 [actual symbol not reproducible]Somos RUNAFRIBES? The Future of Latino Ethnicity in the Americas 201
10 Latino/"Hispanic" - Who Needs a Name?: the Case Against a Standardized Terminology 225
11 Nomads and Migrants: Negotiating A Multicultural Postmodernism 239
12 Movimientos de Rebeldia y Las Culturas que Traicionan 259
IV The Politics of Language
13 English Only: The Tongue-tying of America 269
14 Racism, Language Variety, and Urban Minorities: Issues in Bilingualism and Bidialectalism 279
15 Returned Migration, Language, and Identity: Puerto Rican Bilinguals in Dos Worlds/Two Mundos 302
16 The Empowerment of Language-Minority Students 319
V Cultural Democracy and Schooling
17 Creating the Conditions for Cultural Democracy in the Classroom 331
18 Teaching and Social Change: Reflections on a Freirean Approach in a College Classroom 351
19 Effective Instruction for Language Minority Students: The Teacher 362
20 Promoting the Success of Latino Language-Minority Students: An Exploratory Study of Six High Schools 373
21 Education and the Mexican American: Eleuterio Escobar and the School Improvement League of San Antonio 398
VI Latinos and Higher Education
22 Racism in Academia: The Old Wolf Revisited 423
23 The Quest for Paradigm: The Development of Chicano Studies and Intellectuals 439
24 Confronting Barriers to the Participation of Mexican American Women in Higher Education 454
25 Research on Latino College Students: A Theoretical Framework and Inquiry 468
Notes on Contributors 487
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