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The Latino education crisis : the consequences of failed social policies

Author: Patricia C Gandara; Frances Contreras
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Will the United States have an educational caste system in 2030? Drawing on both demographic data and case studies, this book reveals the depths of the educational crisis looming for Latino students,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia C Gandara; Frances Contreras
ISBN: 9780674031272 067403127X 9780674047051 0674047052
OCLC Number: 225874263
Description: 415 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The crisis and the context --
On being Latino or Latina in America --
American schools and the Latino student experience --
Is language the problem? --
Inside the lives of Puente students --
Beating the odds and going to college --
The costs and effectiveness of intervention --
Rescatando sueñ̃os--rescuing dreams.
Responsibility: Patricia Gándara, Frances Contreras.
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