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ERIC Number: ED433380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 18
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Why Hispanic Children Fail in School: Knowing the Facts Is Changing Their Future.
Renta, Myra
Knowing the facts about Hispanic students in the U.S. school system may help educators open their eyes to the fact that most Hispanic students are failing in schools. Teachers in one elementary school in the Bronx (New York City) were surveyed about their professional relationships and thoughts about the school and the parents and children they serve. Teachers were also asked how they incorporated their students' culture into class activities or lessons. Results are compared with current research on teacher attitudes. Just over half (53%) of these teachers taught a monolingual class, and 47% taught a bilingual class. Many teachers said that they made connections with their students' home culture through literature, and others said that they made connections in Social Studies classes. Teachers did not think that parents were very involved in their children's education, perhaps because they did not know how to help their children with school work. Most of the teachers (89%) thought that the school contributed to students' difficulties. Among the suggestions for improving the education of Hispanic students is increasing parent participation in their children's school work and school activities. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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