Improving Schools for Latinos: Creating Better Learning Environments

Improving Schools for Latinos: Creating Better Learning Environments

by Leonard A. Valverde

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Improving Schools for Latinos: Creating Better Learning Environments by Leonard A. Valverde

As a result of multiple unfavorable circumstances, public schools have been unable to effectively educate America's most disadvantaged student population—Latinos. In this book, author Leonard Valverde contends that it is imperative to reinvent schools in order to provide a viable education for these students. Improving Schools for Latinos starts with the past, points out the present, and speaks to the future. It exposes the negative mental models and practices that must be discarded and proposes what favorable elements need to be put into place. Features: · An outline of what future Latino schools must look like · A focus on organizing, leading, and governing schools to create equitable relationships and democratic institutions · A comprehensive view and understanding about school and classrooms · Helpful resources for program assistance, community-based organizations, funding sources, and more This book will be of interest to all educators who want to create a bright future for Latino students, their families, and their communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578864904
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 06/27/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Leonard A. Valverde is a second-generation Mexican American whose education career spans 30 years, with experience in teaching and administration from middle school to the university. He is the executive director of the Hispanic Border Leadership Institute and a professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Arizona State University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Why We Must Start Now to Create New Schools for Mexican Latinos Chapter 3 It Takes an Entire Village Chapter 4 Engendering New Hope, Si se puede! Chapter 5 Building Capacity and Creating Flexibility Chapter 6 Schools as True Places of Learning for Human Growth Chapter 7 Organizing Schools for Latino Learners and Fostering Creativity Chapter 8 Assessment for Human Development and Reinvention Chapter 9 Holding True to Democratic Principles Chapter 10 A Call to Join the Action

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