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3rd Edition

Chicano School Failure and Success
Past, Present, and Future

ISBN 9780415880619
Published December 16, 2010 by Routledge
328 Pages

USD $66.95

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Book Description

The third edition of the best selling collection, Chicano School Failure and Success presents a complete and comprehensive review of the multiple and complex issues affecting Chicano students today. Richly informative and accessibly written, this edition includes completely revised and updated chapters that incorporate recent scholarship and research on the current realities of the Chicano school experience. It features four entirely new chapters on important topics such as la Chicana, two way dual language education, higher education, and gifted Chicano students. Contributors to this edition include experts in fields ranging from higher education, bilingual education, special education, gifted education, educational psychology, and anthropology. In order to capture the broad nature of Chicano school failure and success, contributors provide an in-depth look at topics as diverse as Chicano student dropout rates, the relationship between Chicano families and schools, and the impact of standards-based school reform and deficit thinking on Chicano student achievement. Committed to understanding the plight and improvement of schooling for Chicanos, this timely new edition addresses all the latest issues in Chicano education and will be a valued resource for students, educators, researchers, policy makers, and community activists alike.

Table of Contents

Part I: Current Realities of the Chicano Schooling Experience

1. The Plight of Chicano Students: An Overview of Schooling Conditions and Outcomes, Richard R. Valencia

2. Segregation, Desegregation, and Integration of Chicano Students, Richard R. Valencia

3. Chicano Dropouts, Russel W. Rumberger and Gloria M. Rodríguez

4. Chicana Feminist Theorizing: Methodologies, Pedagogies, and Practices, Dolores Delgado Bernal and C. Alejandra Elenes

5. Supporting the Participation and Success of Chicanos in Higher Education, Maria Estela Zarate, Victor Saénz, and Leticia Oseguera

Part II: Language Perspectives on Chicano Student Academic Achievement

6. Language, Public Policy, and Schooling: A Focus on Chicano English Language Learners, Eugene E. García, Ann-Marie Wiese, and Delis Cuéllar

7. Two Way Dual Language Education, Elena Izquierdo

Part III: Cultural and Familial Perspectives on Chicano Student Academic Achievement

8. Critical Ethnographies of Education in the Latino/a Diaspora, Sofia A. Villenas and Douglas E. Foley

9. Chicano Families and Schools: Challenges for Strengthening Family-School Relationships, Robert P. Moreno and Richard R. Valencia

Part IV: Educational Assessment and Placement Issues Regarding Chicano Students

10. Grappling with the Intersection of Language and Ability Differences: Equity Issues for Chicano/Latino Students in Special Education, Alfredo J. Artiles, Federico R. Waitoller, and Rebecca Neal

11. Gifted Chicano Students: Underrepresentation Issues and Best-Case Practices for Identification and Placement, Richard R. Valencia and Bruno J. Villarreal

Part V: The Big Picture and Chicano School Failure and Success

12. The Big Picture: Systemic and Institutional Factors, Arthur Pearl

13. Conclusion: Toward School Reform, Richard R. Valencia and Arthur Pearl

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Richard R. Valencia is Professor, Educational Psychology, The University of Texas, Austin.


"The first edition of Chicano School Failure and Success was a standard text for those of us who conducted research and taught courses on Chicano educational issues. The Second Edition added the voice of emerging new scholars and topics in the field and remained at the cutting edge of our thinking on research and policy. This Third Edition is an important advancement forward and remains a treasure and a must-read for researchers and educators who care about the education of Chicanos throughout the educational pipeline."

--Daniel G. Solorzano, Professor, Social Science & Comparative Education Division, University of California, Los Angeles

"The newly expanded and updated version of Chicano School Failure and Success is a rich melding and unique combination of expertise, experience, and exploration of the many complex problems and multidimensional issues experienced by Chicano students. I am excited about this edition for it certainly fills the gaps in our understanding. Valencia prolifically challenges leaders, educators, researchers, and advocates alike to grapple with the unequal social, political, and cultural systems of U.S. communities. No other significant text has these same impressive attributes, making this Third Edition a luminous trifecta accomplishment. I am anxious to use this engaging and provocative text with my very own students."

--Enrique G. Murillo, Jr., Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, and Executive Director of Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD), California State University, San Bernardino

"This new edition is a resource for educators, policy makers, and advocates for success and meaningful school reform for Chicano students. Recommended. "—Choice