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ERIC Number: ED540160
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 29
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education: 2007 Compendium--Profiles of Selected Programs. Examples of iExcelencia!
Santiago, Deborah A., Comp.
Excelencia in Education (NJ1)
By 2025, 22 percent of the U.S. college-age population will be Latino, a level already reached in four states: California, Florida, New York, and Texas. Meeting the country's future human capital and workforce needs make it imperative to improve outcomes for Latino students today. As public attention is focused on current achievement gaps, educators and policymakers search for what they can do to improve education outcomes for Latino students. Finding this information is difficult. "Excelencia" in Education responds to this challenge through research, analysis, and pragmatic initiatives that advance practices and policies that support Latino student achievement in colleges and universities. Premier in this effort is Examples of "Excelencia," a national initiative to systematically identify and honor programs and departments boosting Latino enrollment, performance and graduation. This compendium is a key component of the Examples of "Excelencia" initiative. By providing a description of the practices used and the results achieved by recognized programs, the authors hope to prompt educators and policy makers to challenge the current state of Latino achievement in higher education and to work to increase Latino student success. All the programs profiled in this compendium are at the forefront of meeting the challenge of improving higher educational achievement for Latino students and are to be congratulated for their current and continued efforts. The compendium begins with a summary of the selection process for identifying the selected program list of semi-finalists and methodology used. Following this section is a brief overview of the program services offered by the semi-finalists. The compendium then provides one-page summaries of the finalists, semi-finalists, and honorable mention programs that include a brief description, goals, outcomes, and key personnel for each program. [This paper was compiled with Lourdes Guerrero and Estela Lopez. For the 2006 edition of this report, see ED540168.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Excelencia in Education
Identifiers - Location: California; Connecticut; Illinois; Maryland; Puerto Rico; Texas