ERIC Number: ED506049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Reference Count: 0
What Works for Latino Students
Santiago, Deborah; Brown, Sarita E.
Excelencia in Education (NJ1)
By the year 2025, 25 percent of school-age children in the United States and 22 percent of the college-age population will be Hispanic. Yet even with the growth of the population there remain significant achievement gaps between Hispanic students and other racial and ethnic groups, leading to fewer Latino high school and college graduates. Addressing the educational needs of the fastest-growing community in the United States--the Hispanic community--is vital to our national interest. The primary purpose of this publication is to provide practical information about programs that are "working" for Latino students. It was prepared for Latino policy makers and educational grantmakers attending the convening, Higher Expectations: Increasing Opportunity and Achievement for Hispanic Students, held February 19-20, 2004, in Washington, DC. The current publication, "What Works for Latino Students" was produced by updating the program summaries from previous editions and by adding selected programs in higher education that serve Latino students. Higher education programs were identified by the authors through a review of the research literature on Latinos in higher education. These programs include those identified in the research as well as programs highlighted by others in higher education. Some of the programs cited as having a positive effect in Latino student achievement concentrate their limited funds on providing direct service rather than evaluation or marketing. However, each listing includes information on program effectiveness. Recognizing the importance of evidence-based evaluation, future editions will use rigorous methodology for evaluating and including programs.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students, Profiles, Program Descriptions, Educational Opportunities, Educational Indicators, Program Effectiveness, Educational Practices, Parent Child Relationship, Family Programs, Spanish Speaking, College Preparation, Educational Improvement, Child Development, Science Education, Engineering, Mathematics Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education
Authoring Institution: Excelencia in Education