Latinos and Education: A Critical Reader

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Education - 488 pages
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Despite generations of protest, activism, and reform efforts, Latinos continue to be among the nation's most educationally disadvantaged and economically disenfranchised groups. Challenging static notions of culture, identity, and language, Latinos, and Education addresses this reality within the context of a rapidly changing economy and society. This reader establishes a clear link between educational practice and the structural dimensions which shape institutional life, and calls for the development of a new language that moves beyond disciplinary and racialized categories of difference and structural inequality. These highly accessible essays, which achieve a useful balance of theory and practice, discuss themes such as political economy, historical views of Latinos and schooling, identity, the politics of language, cultural democracy in the classroom, community involvement, and Latinos in higher education. Diverse Latino and Chicano viewpoints are all included, and the volume reflects the educational experiences of students in urban centers like New York and Chicago, as well as the South, Southwest, and West.

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Economic Labor Force and Social Implications of Latino
The Structure of Inequality and the Status
History Culture and Education
Culture Language and the Americanization
Languages of Latino
jSomos RUNAFRIBES? The Future of Latino Ethnicity
The Case Against
Movimientos de Rebeldia y Las Culturas que Traicionan
Creating the Conditions for Cultural Democracy
in a College Classroom
Eleuterio Escobar
The Old Wolf Revisited
The Development of Chicano Studies
Confronting Barriers to the Participation of Mexican American
A Theoretical Framework
Notes on Contributors

The Tonguetying of America
The Empowerment of LanguageMinority Students

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is Associate Professor of Education at The Claremont Graduate School, a research associate with the Centro Andino de Educacion y Promocion in Cuzco, Peru and the author of Culture and Power in the Classroom. Rodolfo D. Torres is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Comparative Latino Studies at California State University, Long Beach. Henry Gutierrez is Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at San Jose State University.

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