The idea for this special issue arose when the Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Institute called together a small group of scholars during the Spring of 2001. Scholars presented discussions on contemporary issues facing U.S. Latinos, including topics on globalization, law, education, and communication. This collection will be of interest to scholars, educators, students, administrators, and policymakers concerned with advancing knowledge in critical education, language policy and the press, technology and education policy, selective skills in media reception, and critical analysis of popular television programming.
Volume 2, Number 1, 2003
Contents: X.A. Reyes, D.I. Rios, An Introduction to This Special Thematic Issue. INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES. X.A. Reyes, D.I. Rios, Imaging Teachers in Fact and in the Mass Media. ESSAYS ON EDUCATION. M.D. Martinez, Missing in Action: Reconstructing Hope and Possibility Among Latino Students Placed at Risk. L.O. Reyes, Surviving the "Perfect Storm": Bilingual Education Policy-Making in New York City. X.A. Reyes, Teachers' (Re)Constructions of Knowledge: The Other Side of Fieldwork. ESSAYS ON MEDIA. D.V. Tanno, When Education, Media, and Technology Converge: What do Latina/o Students Gain? A. González, A.N. Heuman, The Latin Grammys and the Almas: Awards Programs, Cultural Epideictic and the Intercultural Pedagogy. D.I. Rios, U.S. Latino Audiences of Telenovelas.