Help your Latino students become college-bound!
This groundbreaking book shows how educators can help Latino students overcome the barriers that prevent them from attending college. Delgado Gaitan, an award-winning professor, scholar, and first-generation Latina college graduate, shares winning strategies from the nation’s most outstanding college-readiness programs for Latino learners. You'll find:
- Guidance on creating a "college culture" in elementary, middle, and secondary school, both within the classroom and throughout the building
- Insights on working with families and community organizations to promote Latino students' school achievement and college goals
- Best practices for coaching students, including five essentials for college-preparedness
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About the Author
Concha Delgado Gaitan, Ph D, is an award-winning ethnographic researcher and professor of sociocultural studies in education. She received the George and Louise Spindler award for her contributions to the field of Anthropology and Education from the Council of Anthropology and Education of the American Anthropological Association. Her early career as a teacher and school principal informs her later work as a practicing anthropologist in communities and professor at the University of California, Davis. Concha has also worked in the field of public health education in Latino communities, combining that interest with her dedication to issues of social justice and education. She is a national and international speaker as well as a consultant on the numerous topics that inspire her work. Among her many scholarly publications are her books where she presents her work as an ethnographer working with disenfranchised families and communities toward their empowerment and extending practical lessons to educators: (1) The Power of Community, (2) Protean Literacy, (3) Crossing Cultural Borders, (4) Literacy for Empowerment, (5) School and Society, (6) Involving Latino Families in the School, (7) Building Culturally Responsive Classrooms, and this most current one (8) Creating a College Culture for Latino Students. In a different book, Prickly Cactus, she turns the lenses inward to look at the role of family and community in her life during a time of major health crisis. Concha works and lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband Dudley Thompson. For more information, please go to www.conchadelgadogaitan.com or contact Concha at email@example.com.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsAbout the Author1. Introduction2. Influences in Getting Latinos to College Geographic, Cultural and Socioeconomic Conditions Major Hurdles3. Promising Educational Practices Crafting a College Culture to Socialize Students for College Framing Culture Through Action Research4. Talking College in Elementary School Supportive Relationships in the School Setting Building College Culture Relationships Between Family and School Practical Strategies for Elementary Grade Educators5. College Readiness in Middle and Secondary School Developing Study Habits and Academic Language Parent/School/Community Partnerships Transition from Middle to High School Best Practices for Educators6. Features and Activities of Successful Programs Guidelines for Successful Academic Programs for Latinos Effective Programs Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Upward Bound College Track East Bay Consortium Best Practices for Creating College Culture in Schools7. Collaborations and Partnerships Hidalgo Independent Schools: A School District Success Story Creating a K-12 College Going Culture in HISD The Families' Role Puente Program Gear Up Program Best Practices for Educators8. College Planning With Parents 5 "Cs" of Family Engagement Parents Want to Know Partnering With Families and Communities Best Practices for Successful Teacher and Parent Partnerships9. Students Navigating the College Culture Enduring Social and Emotional Character Support Systems From Early to High School Years10. Sites for Educators, Students, and Families Resources for Creating a College Culture in Schools Resources for Informing Students and Families Information About Latinos in College Financial ResourcesReferencesIndex