ERIC Number: ED437444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Education = Success: Empowering Hispanic Youth and Adults.
Carnevale, Anthony P.
This report discusses the education and empowerment of Hispanic Americans, stressing the importance of expanding access to educational opportunity from preschool through graduate and professional school. The report focuses on closing the educational and opportunity gap faced by Hispanics in the United States. After an introduction, "A Hard Look at Where We Are Now," the first section discusses "Education and Hispanic Economic Opportunity." The next section presents "Where the Jobs Are," examining various types of jobs. The third section discusses "Earnings and the Hispanic Education Gap," examining educational achievement and attainment, education and earnings, job types, immigration and the economy, education and unequal pay, the importance of academic skills, the educational domino effect, and the importance of nonacademic skills. The fourth section examines "Skills and the Hispanic Employment Outlook through 2006," discussing the various skill levels and noting policy implications. The fifth section examines "Hispanic College Participation, 1995-2015," discussing challenges and increased access for traditional and nontraditional students. The sixth section highlights "Policy Priorities," including money matters, affirmative action and beyond, reinventing assessment, and supporting bilingual education. The seventh section discusses "A Strategy of Engagement," including enhancing social capital, reaching out to Hispanic students, encouraging community-based postsecondary institutions, and introducing new policy priorities. An appendix presents additional data on educational attainment and educational opportunity. (Contains 74 references, 16 tables, and 32 figures.) (SM)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Bilingual Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Diversity (Student), Economic Opportunities, Economics, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Job Skills, Nontraditional Education, Preschool Education, Salaries, Student Empowerment, Student Evaluation, Wages
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.; Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, San Antonio, TX.