ERIC Number: ED439186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
School Practices To Promote the Achievement of Hispanic Students. ERIC/CUE Digest Number 153.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
This digest presents recommendations from the U.S. Department of Education's Hispanic Dropout Project for school practices that promote the academic achievement of Hispanic youth, and it supplements the recommendations with examples from case studies. Each Hispanic student should have an adult in the school committed to nurturing the student's personal sense of self-worth and supporting the student's efforts to succeed in school. Schools should be safe and inviting places to learn, and all students should have access to a high-quality, relevant, and interesting curriculum that treats their language and culture as resources. Students should have high-quality and up-to-date resources for an effective education, and schools should replicate effective programs to support Hispanic students. The emphasis should be on prevention of problems, and schools and alternative programs should be well coordinated. Teachers should teach content so that it interests and challenges Hispanic students, and they should involve Hispanic parents and extended families in the education effort. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic Americans, Instructional Effectiveness, Social Support Groups, Teaching Methods
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027. Tel: 800-601-4868 (Toll Free). For full text: http://eric web.tc.columbia.edu/digests/dig/153.html.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.