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ERIC Number: EJ948572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1523-5882
Alternative Multidimensional Models Explaining and Improving Academic Achievement in Latino Students
Gonzalez, Virginia; Soltero, Sonia W.
Bilingual Research Journal, v34 n3 p263-278 2011
Our objective is to provide two multidimensional models (i.e., contextual-interaction and Ethnic Educator) including sociopolitical, socioeconomic, sociocultural, and sociohistorical factors explaining underachievement in Latinos. First, we critically discuss single-factor theories (i.e., deficit, resistance, social reproduction, cultural mismatch, and macrostructural constraints) explaining underachievement in Latinos. Then we examine Chicago as a multicultural/multilingual city founded by Ellis Island immigrants for making a comparative sociohistorical analysis with contemporary Latinos. Finally, we derive recommendations for researchers to use multidimensional models to uncover new knowledge about the complexity of the sociohistorical problem of underachievement in multicultural and multilingual students, such as Latinos. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois