ERIC Number: ED337519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May-18
Reference Count: N/A
Testimony for Public Forum on Hispanic Education (Miami, Florida, May 18, 1990).
Reyes, Luis O.
The crisis of dropping out among Latino high school students points directly to the important role that teachers, counselors, administrators, parents, and community groups can play in creating for each student a vision of the future that includes postsecondary education. The Five Cities High School Dropout Study, which documents the effect of key variables on school dropping out or staying in among Latino youth, deserves the consideration of the President's Task Force on Hispanic Education. Other findings argue for reforms and improvement in institutional conditions. The New York State Regents' initiatives and the findings of the Urban Principals Study support the need for greater attention to the cultural relevance of the content of the curriculum and the organization of instruction. ASPIRA of New York emphasizes youth leadership development through academic achievement and community service. ASPIRA has also offered a set of recommendations for action to J. A. Fernandez, Schools Chancellor in New York City. A recent study hypothesizes that Latino students are more likely to drop out, or complete less school, because they see less of a path to a career through education and so have less reason to stay in school. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Administrator Role, Community Role, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Dropout Prevention, Education Work Relationship, Hearings, High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Parent Influence, Position Papers, School Community Relationship, School Holding Power, Teacher Role, Urban Problems, Urban Youth
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - General; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Aspira, Inc., New York, NY.