ERIC Number: EJ963427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
"But They Just Can't Do It": Reconciling Teacher Expectations of Latino Students
Rodriguez, Mariela A.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v15 n1 p25-31 Mar 2012
This case begins with a contextual overview of the educational plight of Latino students in U.S. public schools. This pervasive plight has economic and social implications in the lives of these students. Using a Borderlands Cultural Wealth framework, the case focuses on the educational challenges of Mexican American and immigrant students in one of the poorest areas in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas. The school principal is faced with the challenge of trying to reform educational practices, but the deficit perspectives of the teachers are in direct contrast to what the students need to be successful.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Mexican Americans, Immigrants, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Barriers, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Principals, Administrator Responsibility, Attitude Change, Change Agents, Faculty Development, Educational Practices, Family School Relationship, Elementary School Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas; United States