Chicano School Failure and Success: Past, Present, and Future

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Richard R. Valencia
Routledge/Falmer, 2002 - Education - 383 pages
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This new edition of the best-selling Chicano School Failure and Success, has been updated and expanded to provide state-of-the-art coverage of the Chicano school experience. The contributors include experts in the fields of anthropology, psychology, educational history and policy, special education, and child and family studies, reflecting the wide and complex range of issues affecting Chicano school students. The book is in five parts:
Part I: A comprehensive review of schooling conditions and outcomes; the implications of a rapidly growing Chicano population; segregation, desegregation and integration; issues arising from the high dropout rate of Chicano students.
Part II: Language, public policy and schooling issues for English language learners; the effectiveness of bilingual education in the US.
Part III: Chicano/Latino ethnography of education; the relationship between Chicano families and schools.
Part IV: Select testing issues that impact on Chicano students; the role of special education in the history of Chicano schooling.
Part V: Analysis of the factors contributing to the success or failure of Chicano education; a synthesis of ideas to help promote success.
This is a timely new edition that will be of great interest to academics, researchers and students in the areas of education, sociology and anthropology.

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Intellectual and academic development of racial/ethnic minority children; psychometric evaluation of intelligence and achievement tests; social and psychological foundations of minority schooling; minority school failure and success; teacher testing and prospective minority teachers.

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