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Improving schools for Latinos : creating better learning environments

Author: Leonard A Valverde
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006.
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Suggesting that due to multiple unfavorable circumstances, public schools have been unable to educate America's most disadvantaged student population - Latinos, this book contends that it is  Read more...

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Valverde, Leonard A.
Improving schools for Latinos.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
(OCoLC)622128841
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard A Valverde
ISBN: 1578864895 9781578864898 1578864909 9781578864904
OCLC Number: 64442845
Description: xvi, 167 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface : the time is ripe --
Acknowledgments --
pt. I. History, current conditions, and future directions --
1. Why we must start now to create new schools for Mexican Latinos --
2. It takes an entire village --
pt. II. New mind-set, greater energy, and new roles --
3. Engendering new hope : Sí se puede! --
4. Building capacity and creating flexibility --
pt. III. Hothouse environments, welcoming campuses and enriching communities --
5. Schools as true places of learning for human growth --
6. Organizing schools for Latino learners and fostering creativity --
pt. IV. Evaluation, governance, and leadership --
7. Assessment for human development and reinvention --
8. Holding true to democratic principles --
pt. V. The trumpets have sounded --
9. A call to join the action --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Leonard A. Valverde.
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Valverde (Arizona State Univ.) draws on his extensive experience working with Latino schools, as well as relevant research on school change, to clearly articulate the components needed for improving Read more...

 
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