Improving Schools for Latinos: Creating Better Learning Enviornments

Improving Schools for Latinos: Creating Better Learning Enviornments

By: Leonard A. Valverde (author)Hardback

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In this book, author Leonard Valverde contends that it is imperative to reinvent schools in order to provide a viable education for these students. Improving Schools for Latinos starts with the past, points out the present, and speaks to the future. It exposes the negative mental models and practices that must be discarded and proposes what favorable elements need to be put into place. Helpful resources for program assistance, community-based organizations, and funding sources are included.

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Leonard A. Valverde is a second-generation Mexican American whose education career spans 30 years, with experience in teaching and administration from middle school to the university. He is the executive director of the Hispanic Border Leadership Institute and a professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Arizona State University.


Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Why We Must Start Now to Create New Schools for Mexican Latinos Chapter 3 It Takes an Entire Village Chapter 4 Engendering New Hope, Si se puede! Chapter 5 Building Capacity and Creating Flexibility Chapter 6 Schools as True Places of Learning for Human Growth Chapter 7 Organizing Schools for Latino Learners and Fostering Creativity Chapter 8 Assessment for Human Development and Reinvention Chapter 9 Holding True to Democratic Principles Chapter 10 A Call to Join the Action

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/06/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781578864898
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9781578864898
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 1578864895

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