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ERIC Number: EJ971283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Overcoming Triple Segregation
Gandara, Patricia
Educational Leadership, v68 n3 p60-64 Nov 2010
Latinos are, after whites, the most segregated student group in the United States, and their segregation is closely tied to poor academic outcomes. Latinos experience a triple segregation: by race/ethnicity, poverty, and language. Racial segregation perpetuates negative stereotypes, reduces the likelihood of a strong teaching staff, and is often characterized by lack of family involvement in the school. Socioeconomic segregation creates high-poverty schools that are poorly positioned to deal with challenging out-of-school factors. Linguistic segregation gives students few opportunities to hone their skills in English. Effective bilingual programs can help close the achievement gap because they promote better outcomes and produce students who are both bilingual and biliterate. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States