Learning from Latino Teachers

Learning from Latino Teachers

by Gilda Ochoa
     
 

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Learning from Latino Teachers offers insightful stories and powerful visions in the movement for equitable schools. This compelling book is based on Gilda Ochoa’s in-depth interviews with Latina/o teachers who have a range of teaching experience, in schools with significant Latina/o immigrant populations. The book offers a unique insider's perspective

Overview

Learning from Latino Teachers offers insightful stories and powerful visions in the movement for equitable schools. This compelling book is based on Gilda Ochoa’s in-depth interviews with Latina/o teachers who have a range of teaching experience, in schools with significant Latina/o immigrant populations. The book offers a unique insider's perspective on the educational challenges facing Latina/os. The teachers’ stories offer valuable insights gained from their experiences coming up through the K-12 system as students, and then becoming part of the same system as teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787987770
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/05/2007
Series:
The Jossey-Bass Education Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.09(d)

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From the Publisher
'By having Latina/o teachers perspectives at the center of this book, Ochoa offers a distinct view on the current state of education. This book is a must read for everyone who is in or cares about education and the future of this country.'—Alicia Velazquez, Early Academic Outreach Program at the University of California, Riverside

'Informed by her own experience, Ochoa's book is a powerful validation of how the stories of Latina/o teachers bring a unique perspective to the classroom. They foster increased awareness of social justice that can help prepare all students to be informed, engaged citizens in an increasingly global society. Thanks to Ochoa for relating moving memoirs that remind us, "Yes, even one teacher can make a difference!"—Miriam Añeses, director, Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

'Dr. Ochoa paints an extremely dense and accurate picture of what it is like to be a Latina/o child and navigate through the educational system in the United States. This book speaks to the importance that storytelling and narrative teachings bring to the Latina/o educational experience.'—Bianca Guzmán, child psychologist, co-editor of Latina Girls: Voices of Adolescent Strength in the United States, choices director of research and adjunct faculty at California State University, Los Angeles   

'A groundbreaking contribution to the field, this book takes a theory-based approach to examine Latina/o educational experiences through critical, historical, and contextual perspectives. At a time when Latina/o students

continue to underperform, Ochoa sheds light on those educational components that need attention-resources, curriculum, student-teacher relations, and Latina/o teaching pedagogies. A long-needed book that addresses the need for social change through education, it is a fundamental tool for policy makers, school administrators, teachers, and researchers to address the Latina/o educational crisis in America.'—Jeanett Castellanos, director, Social Sciences Academic Resource Center and lecturer, Social Science and Chicana Studies, University of California, Irvine

Meet the Author

Gilda L. Ochoa is associate professor of Sociology and Chicana/o Studies at Pomona College, where she teaches courses on education, Latinas/os in the United States, and the sociology of race/ethnicity, class, and gender.?

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