Chicano School Failure and Success: Past, Present, and Future / Edition 3
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Chicano School Failure and Success: Past, Present, and Future / Edition 3

Chicano School Failure and Success: Past, Present, and Future / Edition 3

by Richard R. Valencia
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The third edition of the best selling collection, Chicano School Failure and Success presents a complete and comprehensive review of the multiple and complex issues affecting Chicano students today. Richly informative and accessibly written, this edition includes completely revised and updated chapters that incorporate recent scholarship and research on the current realities of the Chicano school experience. It features four entirely new chapters on important topics such as la Chicana, two way dual language education, higher education, and gifted Chicano students. Contributors to this edition include experts in fields ranging from higher education, bilingual education, special education, gifted education, educational psychology, and anthropology. In order to capture the broad nature of Chicano school failure and success, contributors provide an in-depth look at topics as diverse as Chicano student dropout rates, the relationship between Chicano families and schools, and the impact of standards-based school reform and deficit thinking on Chicano student achievement. Committed to understanding the plight and improvement of schooling for Chicanos, this timely new edition addresses all the latest issues in Chicano education and will be a valued resource for students, educators, researchers, policy makers, and community activists alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415880602
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/21/2010
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Richard R. Valencia is Professor, Educational Psychology, The University of Texas, Austin.

Table of Contents

Part I: Current Realities of the Chicano Schooling Experience

1. The Plight of Chicano Students: An Overview of Schooling Conditions and Outcomes, Richard R. Valencia

2. Segregation, Desegregation, and Integration of Chicano Students, Richard R. Valencia

3. Chicano Dropouts, Russel W. Rumberger and Gloria M. Rodríguez

4. Chicana Feminist Theorizing: Methodologies, Pedagogies, and Practices, Dolores Delgado Bernal and C. Alejandra Elenes

5. Supporting the Participation and Success of Chicanos in Higher Education, Maria Estela Zarate, Victor Saénz, and Leticia Oseguera

Part II: Language Perspectives on Chicano Student Academic Achievement

6. Language, Public Policy, and Schooling: A Focus on Chicano English Language Learners, Eugene E. García, Ann-Marie Wiese, and Delis Cuéllar

7. Two Way Dual Language Education, Elena Izquierdo

Part III: Cultural and Familial Perspectives on Chicano Student Academic Achievement

8. Critical Ethnographies of Education in the Latino/a Diaspora, Sofia A. Villenas and Douglas E. Foley

9. Chicano Families and Schools: Challenges for Strengthening Family-School Relationships, Robert P. Moreno and Richard R. Valencia

Part IV: Educational Assessment and Placement Issues Regarding Chicano Students

10. Grappling with the Intersection of Language and Ability Differences: Equity Issues for Chicano/Latino Students in Special Education, Alfredo J. Artiles, Federico R. Waitoller, and Rebecca Neal

11. Gifted Chicano Students: Underrepresentation Issues and Best-Case Practices for Identification and Placement, Richard R. Valencia and Bruno J. Villarreal

Part V: The Big Picture and Chicano School Failure and Success

12. The Big Picture: Systemic and Institutional Factors, Arthur Pearl

13. Conclusion: Toward School Reform, Richard R. Valencia and Arthur Pearl

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