ERIC Number: ED415250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Improving Latino Education.
ETS Policy Notes, v8 n1 Win 1997
This issue of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) "Policy Notes" highlights some of the viewpoints, research, and data presented at the 1996 ETS Invitational Conference on Latino Education Issues. The meeting brought together four presenters who are nationally recognized scholars with experience with issues related to the educational and socioeconomic conditions of Latinos. Their presentations are summarized in this issue. "Latinos and Education: An Overview of Sociodemographic Characteristics and School Conditions" by Richard R. Valencia characterizes the schooling of Latino students as marked by low achievement and segregation, with a number of inequities and unmet needs. "Preparing Teachers and Administrators To Serve the Needs of Latino Students" by Margarita Calderon describes a systematic approach to schooling for diversity and teacher education to prepare for this schooling. "Students' Pathways to Higher Education: Policy Lessons Learned from the Latino Eligibility Study" by Aida Hurtado and Eugene E. Garcia reviews the problem of the underrepresentation of Latinos in higher education. The final paper, "Aiming for College: Improving the Classroom Instruction of Elementary School Latino Students" by Richard P. Duran, Francisca Escobar, and Michele Wakin discusses achievement and assessment for instructional improvement for Latino students. (Contains six figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Policy Information Center.