ERIC Number: ED560973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-8
Reference Count: N/A
More than a Dream: Expanding Educational Achievement in the Latino Community. Tomás Rivera Lecture Series
Ubinas, Luis A.
Educational Testing Service, Lecture presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (28th, Costa Mesa, CA, Mar 8, 2012)
Each year a distinguished scholar or prominent leader is selected to present the Tomás Rivera Lecture. Named in honor of the late Dr. Tomás Rivera, professor, scholar, poet and former president of the University of California, Riverside, in the tradition of the former Hispanic Caucus of the American Association for Higher Education, AAHHE is continuing this lecture at its annual conference. This publication reproduces a keynote address delivered by 2012's speaker, Luis, A. Ubinas, President of the Ford Foundation, at the annual conference of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) in March, 2012. In this address, Ubinas presents a compelling case, drawing on demographic trends for greater attention to a national calamity: how our nation is failing Latino youngsters, failing to propel them into higher education, including education administration and into successful, productive careers. This report lays out the educational challenges, provides examples of best practices, and makes a call to to expand educational attainment in the Latino community.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Access to Education, Higher Education, College Readiness, Educational Attainment, Social Justice, At Risk Students, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Barriers, Social Influences, Academic Achievement, Ethnic Groups, Community Colleges
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Policy Information Center