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Jimenez-Silva, Margarita; Gomez, Laura; Cisneros, Jesus – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2014
This article provides an analysis of Arizona's policy response in educating English language learners by conducting a narrative review. A critical Latina/o theory approach was used to analyze the data. This study reveals 5 salient policy responses: (a) severely limit bilingual education, (b) develop controversial funding solutions, (c) implement a…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, English Language Learners, Hispanic American Students
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Angel, Dan, Ed.; Barrera, Adriana, Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1991
A variety of community college programs and services designed to enhance minority student participation and success in higher education are described in this volume. Issues related to minority student recruitment, retention, and transfer to four-year institutions, and to minority staff professional development are explored in the following 15…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Affirmative Action
Maestas-Flores, Margarita; Chavez, Mauro – 1987
This manual was developed for individuals serving as mentors in Evergreen Valley College's PUENTE Project, a program which integrates the skills of an English teacher, a Hispanic counselor, and Hispanic professionals/mentors into a team structure in an attempt to assist Hispanic students in making academic improvements, to build self-confidence,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Community Support
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Chavez, Mauro; Maestas-Flores, Margarita – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1991
Describes Evergreen Valley College's ENLACE program, designed to retain and matriculate Hispanic students and enable them to complete a cognitive academic core of English and math courses. ENLACE involves community mentors in communication and math skills improvement, career exposure, and serving as role models. Reviews results. (DMM)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Enrollment Influences, Hispanic Americans
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Cadiero-Kaplan, Karen; Berta-Avila, Margarita; Flores, Juan – Journal of the Association of Mexican American Educators, 2007
California and the rest of the United Sates are undergoing significant challenges in providing educational opportunities for an increasingly diverse population. These challenges include inadequate literacy and numeracy skills among large segments of the student and adult populations; an ongoing shift in the demographic profile of the population,…
Descriptors: Credentials, Educational Needs, Numeracy, Second Language Learning
Moore, Sarah C. K., Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2014
This book traces the recent socio-historical trajectory of educational language policy in Arizona, the state with the most restrictive English-only implementation in the United States. Chapters, each representing a case study of policy-making in the state, include: (1) SEI in Arizona: Bastion for States' Rights (Karen E. Lillie and Sarah Catherine…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Language Planning, State Policy, English Only Movement
Flores, Judith LeBlanc, Ed. – 1996
This book includes 20 chapters that provide background on the historical and current context of U.S.-Mexico relations and education in Mexico, examine existing binational educational and health programs, and describe effective practices for teaching Mexican migrant and immigrant students and working with families from Mexico. Following a foreword…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs
Institute of International Education, New York, NY. – 1991
This document features writings and curriculum projects by teachers who traveled to Mexico and Central America in the summer of 1991 as members of a Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminar. The following items are among the 20 included: Curriculum Project: "'Escritoras Mexicanas Contemporaneas': A Survey of Mexican Women Fiction Writers" (Laura J.…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture
Aguirre-Molina, Marilyn, Ed.; Molina, Carlos W., Ed.; Zambrana, Ruth Enid, Ed. – 2001
This collection of papers includes 6 parts. Part 1, "Latino Populations in the United States," includes: (1) "Latino Health Policy: Beyond Demographic Determinism" (Angelo Falcon, Marilyn Aguirre-Molina, and Carlos W. Molina); (2) "Latino Health Status" (Olivia Carter-Pokras and Ruth Enid Zambrana); and (3)…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse
Ruiz, Vicki L., Ed. – 2000
In this anthology, Chicana voices of the past and present illuminate the experiences of Mexican American women as they strive to integrate wage work, family life, and community engagement. Sections cover confrontations with the state through community action, court litigation, and union organizing; negotiating work, marriage, and children; stories…
Descriptors: Activism, Anthologies, Community Action, Consciousness Raising