1st Edition

An Asset-Based Approach to Latino Education in the United States
Understanding Gaps and Advances

ISBN 9780367878665
Published December 10, 2019 by Routledge
160 Pages

USD $47.95

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Eugene E. García is Professor Emeritus of Education, Arizona State University, USA.

Mehmet ‘Dali’ Ӧztürk is an education research professional living in California, USA.