Challenging perspectives that often characterize Latinos as ‘at-risk,’ this book takes an ‘asset’ approach, highlighting the favorable linguistic, cognitive, education, and cultural assets Latino children bring to educational settings. An Asset-Based Approach to Latino Education in the United States addresses the increasingly important challenge and opportunity of educating the linguistic and cultural diversity of the growing population of Latino students. The book confronts the educational debate regarding effective instructional practices for Latinos, bilingual education, immigration, and assimilation.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Education Circumstances of Latinos in the United States
Chapter 3: Latinos and the Early Years—Early Development and Learning Critical for Positive Outcomes
Chapter 4: Teaching and Learning from a Cultural and Linguistic Asset Base
Chapter 5: Federal and State Policy: The Do’s and Don’ts
Chapter 6: The Latino Postsecondary Education Circumstances: Gaps and Advances
Chapter 7: Future Educational Circumstances of the Latino Students: We Know So Much More