Here is a valuable resource for any educator who is interested in reaching Latino students. The authors explore numerous ways to aid staff in viewing immigrants as an educational challenge rather than a problem and creating action programs that reach out to immigrants, who are often hesitant about interacting with teachers. The ideas included here permeate the entire school year and the activities coincide with holidays, which are integrated into the regular course curriculum. This book can be used creatively while planning daily activities. Includes: _ Techniques to assist children prior to their arrival in school _ Ideas to meet the needs of working families and those unfamiliar with the English language _ 100 methods to reduce bias in the school and community Although aimed at Latino communities, the authors address the needs of all ethnic minorities with universal activities that will provide quality experiences for children, parents, and teachers.
Robert Ricken, a retired school superintendent, is currently an adjunct professor of education at C.W. Post, Long Island University. Michael Terc is a retired assistant principal. In 1994, he was selected as the New York State Assistant Principal of the Year.