Latino Change Agents in Higher Education: Shaping a System That Works for All

Latino Change Agents in Higher Education: Shaping a System That Works for All

By: Leonard A. Valverde (author)Hardback

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Latino Change Agents in Higher Education offers college and university leaders a practical guide for meeting the challenges of educating the burgeoning population of Latino students. The contributors, a stellar group of experienced leaders in higher education, clearly show that the changes to higher education needed to ensure Latino student success will benefit all students.

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THE EDITOR Leonard A. Valverde is the executive director of the Hispanic Border Leadership Institute and professor of higher education at Arizona State University. Throughout his forty years in education he has been a vice president for academic affairs in Texas, dean of the fifth largest college of education in the nation, and a department chair.


Foreword (Ricardo R. FernA!ndez). Preface. Acknowledgments. About the Contributors. PART I: THE PAST CANNOT BE THE FUTURE. 1. Why the United States Can No Longer Wait to Educate Its Latino Population (Leonard A. Valverde, Baltazar Arispe y Acevedo and Monte E. Perez). 2. Pathways to a Better Future: Reconfiguring the Educational Context for Change (Henry T. Ingle and Yolanda R. Ingle). 3. Making an All-in-One K-16 System Work (Gloria Ann Lopez). PART II: SYSTEMIC CHANGE, S!: SPECIAL ADD-ONS PROGRAMS, NO. 4. From Minority to Majority Population: Status Change Requires New Educational Strategies (Ed Apodaca). 5. Recent Strategies to Increase Access and Retention (Silas H. Abrego). 6. Latino Professional Associations: Advocacy for Liberation (Leonard A. Valverde). 7. Establishing Institutions of Higher Education That Serve Latinos (Monte E. Perez). PART III: A BRIGHT U.S. FUTURE NECESITA UN GRITO FUERTE. 8. The Stakes Keep Going Up: Sustaining Latino Communities (Baltazar Arispe y Acevedo). 9. Old Promises, Contemporary Goals, and Future Dreams: Time for a Bold Plan (Manuel N. Gomez). 10. Where Latinos Go to College Matters (Roberto Haro). PART IV: BEGINNING THE WORK OF RESHAPING HIGHER EDUCATION. 11. Leadership Always Makes a Difference (David Ballesteros). 12. Changing Paradigms: As Society Transforms So Must Higher Education (Leonard A. Valverde). References. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/12/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780787995959
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780787995959
  • weight: 480
  • ISBN10: 0787995959

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