ERIC Number: ED449263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Hispanic Students Reach High Academic Standards: An Idea Book.
Weiner, Lisa; Leighton, Mary; Funkhouser, Janie
This report is part of a series of Idea Books designed to help schools and communities work together to strengthen education so all students can achieve high academic standards. It is specifically designed to help administrators and teachers seeking to understand how Title I, Title VII, and other programs assist educators in helping Hispanic students and Spanish-speaking English language learners achieve high standards. It describes promising practices that have been proven effective, illustrating how they can operate in schools and other community settings with Hispanic students. The book describes how effective schools serve Hispanic students in four ways: implementing effective, aligned, standards-based programs; building teacher and organizational capacity to serve Hispanic students; using family and community resources; and building firm foundations for postsecondary education. Each section of the book ends with a checklist that educators can use to see how well their schools and districts are meeting the needs of Hispanic students. A final chapter presents lessons learned from experience based on the four methods of serving Hispanic students. The three appendixes present an overview of profiled programs, resources for serving Hispanic students and their families, and additional resources. (Contains 84 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Faculty Development, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Inservice Teacher Education, Literacy, Migrant Education, Parent Participation, Preservice Teacher Education, School Community Relationship, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.