Puerto Rican Students in U. S. Schools

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This volume—the first edited book on the education of Puerto Ricans written primarily by Puerto Rican authors—focuses on the history and experiences of Puerto Rican students in the United States by addressing issues of identity, culture, ethnicity, language, gender, social activism, community involvement, and policy implications. It is the first book to both concentrate on the education of Puerto Ricans in particular, and to bring together in one volume, the major and emerging scholars who are developing cutting-edge scholarship in the field.

Puerto Rican Students in U.S. Schools:

• features both scholarly chapters (conceptual and research studies) and reflective essays, as well as two poems,

• combines broad overview studies with classroom practice and social action, and

• includes chapters that trace the history of the education of Puerto Ricans in U.S. schools in general and its history in New York City, and one chapter on return migrants.

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Contents: S. Nieto, Introduction and Overview. Part I:Historical and Sociopolitical Context. el Cortés, I Remember. S. Nieto, Puerto Rican Students in U.S. Schools: A Brief History. X.A. Reyes, Return Migrant Students: Yankee Go Home? G. Rivera, Moving Around and Moving On. L.O. Reyes, Educational Leadership, Educational Change: A Puerto Rican Perspective. Part II:Identity: Culture, Race, Language, and Gender. H. Baez, A Strong Sense of Self Is Crucial for Success. C.E. Walsh, The Struggle of "Imagined Communities" in School: Identification, Survival, and Belonging for Puerto Ricans. M.V. Zavala, Puerto Rican Identity: What's Language Got to Do With It? C. Mills De Jesus, Jr., Black Pearl Unnoticed. C.A. Rolón, Puerto Rican Female Narratives About Self, School, and Success. N.M. Hidalgo, Puerto Rican Mothering Strategies: The Role of Mothers and Grandmothers in Promoting School Success. Part III:Social Activism, Community Involvement, and Policy Implications. A. López, A Different Kind of School. D. Caballero, The Puerto Rican/Latino Education Roundtable: Seeking Unity in Vision and Organizing for Educational Change. M. Rivera, P. Pedraza, The Spirit of Transformation: An Education Reform Movement in a New York City Latino/a Community. Part IV:Classroom and School Studies. J. Flores, The Counselor. M. Morales, E.R. Tarr, Social Action Projects: Apprenticeships for Change in School and Community. J.M. Caraballo, Teachers Don't Care. M.E. Torres-Guzmán, Y. Martínez Thorne, Puerto Rican/Latino Student Voices: Stand and Deliver. E. Capifali, Teachers Who Made a Difference. C.I. Mercado, L.C. Moll, Student Agency Through Collaborative Research in Puerto Rican Communities. Part V:Directions for the Future. J. Petrovich Beiso, Afterword.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2000

    Finally, Some Answers to Why Puerto Rican Students are Dropping Out

    This book, is a must read for anyone researching this important topic as to why Puerto Rican children are systemically left behind in our public educational system. How US Schools are failing to educate our children, and more importantly how through protest and struggle bilingual education first began. It is a must read for educators, scholars, parents of minority children, especially for Puerto Ricans. It provides lots of statistical data and historical background information an invaluable resource for educational change

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