Time is Now: Understanding and Responding to the Black and Latina/o Dropout Crisis in the U.S. (Counterpoints 457 2nd Revised edition)

Time is Now: Understanding and Responding to the Black and Latina/o Dropout Crisis in the U.S. (Counterpoints 457 2nd Revised edition)

By: Louie F. Rodriguez (author)Hardback

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The fact that 30 per cent of all high school students and 50 per cent of African American, Latina/o, and Native American students fail to graduate from high school is grounds for alarm in the United States. The Time Is Now argues that understanding and responding to the dropout crisis facing the United States has overlooked one major element - school culture. Using the PUEDES approach as an analytical framework, this book highlights how schools matter and, in fact, hold many of the solutions that contribute to student engagement and disengagement in school, particularly among low-income students of color. Drawing on more than 10 years of school-based research in Boston, Miami, and Southern California, a 10-Point Plan is proposed. The book provides a practical theory of action aimed at challenging the ways schools and communities work together to transform education practice, policy, and, ultimately, student engagement and achievement, particularly among African American and Latina/o students across the United States.

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About Author

Louie F. Rodriguez is Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Curriculum at California State University, San Bernardino. His research and scholarship focus on equity issues, namely, how institutional culture shapes students' experiences in urban schools. He earned his master's and doctorate in education from Harvard.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/12/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781433123740
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 130
  • ID: 9781433123740
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 1433123746
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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