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Teacher Education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Exploring Identity, Practice, and Culture

ISBN 9780367188283
Published February 12, 2020 by Routledge
196 Pages

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Book Description

Documenting the collaborative work of staff at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley over the course of several years, this text explores the many ways in which teachers and faculty must engage with the institutional designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). In doing so, the volume illustrates how colleges of education might provide Latinx students with the education, support, and environment they require to thrive.

As the number of HSIs continues to grow, this text provides much needed insight into how colleges and universities can better enact their HSI status. Chapters document the practices and experiences of faculty as they look to increase family engagement, utilize social and cultural values to inform instruction, and acknowledge historically institutionalized legacies of oppression and marginalization. By highlighting the successes and challenges associated with serving Latinx students, the text draws out the ways in which teacher education and development might be structured at an HSI, in order that the institutional identity is reflected in curricula, pedagogy, scholarship, and community engagement. The text also explains important distinctions between HSIs and other minority serving institutions and illustrates the importance of HSIs to Latinx students.

This text will be of great interest to graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, academics, libraries, professionals and policy makers in the field of higher education, multicultural education, educational leadership, teacher education and Race & Ethnicity Studies.

Table of Contents



list of contributors

Chapter 1: The Hispanic-Serving Designation and Educator Preparation

Patricia Alvarez McHatton, Janine M. Schall, Eugenio Longoria Sáenz

Chapter 2: The Hispanic-Serving College of Education Special Interest Research Group Initiative: Building a Community Around a question

Janine M. Schall, Patricia Alvarez McHatton, Eugenio Longoria Sáenz

Chapter 3: Reflections on Teacher Education Practices of First-Year Tenure-Track professors at an HSI

María g. Leija, Gilberto P. Lara, Gerardo Aponte-Safe, Hitomi Kambara

Chapter 4: Cultivating an ethic of care at an hispanic-serving college of education: individual stories and a collective narrative

Karin Ann Lewis, Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto, Jacqueline B. Koonce, Vejoya Viren

Chapter 5: conducting research through the eyes of [email protected] researchers at a borderlands hscoe

Cinthya M. Saavedra, J. Joy Esquierdo, Dagoberto E. Ramirez, Isela Almaguer

chapter 6: embracing a translanguaging stance and redefining teacher preparation practices in a hispanic-serving institution

Sandra I. Musanti, Alyssa G. Cavazos, Alma D. Rodríguez

Chapter 7: language and literacy practices of bilingual education preservice teachers at a hispanic-serving college of education

Elena M. Venegas, Veronica L. Estrada, Janine M. Schall, Leticia De Leon

chapter 8: Counter-storytelling to Build teacher agency in stem educators at a hispanic-serving college of education

Ariana Garza Garcia, Felicia Rodriguez, Angela Chapman

chapter 9: how autobiographies of latinx preservice teachers build culturally relevant instruction for the nature of science

Noushin Nouri, Jair J. Aguilar, Patricia Ramirez-Biondolillo

chapter 10: bilingual teacher educators at an hsi: a border pedagogy for latinx teacher development

Alcione N. Ostorga, Christian E. Zúñiga, Kip Austin Hinton

chapter 11: building meaning for an hscoe designation

Patricia McHatton Alvarez, Eugenio Longoria sáenz, Janine M. Schall



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Janine M. Schall is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Bilingual and Literacy Studies at the College of Education & P-16 Integration, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA.

Patricia Alvarez McHatton is Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Student Success, and P-16 Integration at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA.

Eugenio Longoria Sáenz is Deputy Director at Educate Texas for RGV FOCUS and a Lecturer in the College of Education at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA.