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An Asset-Based Approach to Latino Education in the United States

Understanding Gaps and Advances, 1st Edition

By Eugene E. Garcia, Mehmet Ozturk


160 pages

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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

About the Authors

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

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects