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ERIC Number: ED501364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
Why Hispanic Students are Falling Behind
Grant, April Starr
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The purpose of this research is to reveal reasons why Hispanic students fail and to develop possible solutions to this growing crisis. A multitude of data reflects Hispanic youth achievement as inferior when compared to their peers of other ethnicity. Both Caucasian and African youth achieve a higher level of education when compared to their Hispanic counterparts. Studies show the academic deficiencies of Hispanic youth in North America. Numerous reports indicate poverty, English language acquisition, and traditional customs as problematic factors. However, it is with this dissertation that I assert the cause of such occurrences is a social manifestation based upon need and necessity. A majority of Hispanic parents are relatively new immigrants and lack the necessary communication skills and academic skills to assist their children in academic endeavors. Many Mexican immigrants have attended school up to third grade. An overview of how children fail and the determinants of their failure will bring cause to the apparent difficulties that Hispanic youth must face. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.) [Master's Thesis, National University.]
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A