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Flores Carmona, Judith – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
I am an assistant professor at New Mexico State University; however, the path to getting to this position has been about crossing borders, about learning in and from the borderlands. The borderlands that my body has had to cross, physically and figuratively, have left many "heridas abiertas" (open wounds) but have also provided me with…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Epistemology, Stranger Reactions
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Gonzalez, Martín Alberto – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
A recent study illustrated that the educational attainment of Latina/o students has been dismal during the past decade and that many Latinas/os continue to "fall through the cracks" of the educational pipeline. Through storytelling, I juxtapose my educational trajectory as a high school graduate with that of my third-oldest brother, who…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Personal Narratives, Story Telling, Educational Attainment
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DeMatthews, David – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
The recent presidential election and an increase in anti-immigrant rhetoric and deportations foster greater uncertainty and fear in Mexican American immigrant communities. In the border city of El Paso, Texas, teachers and principals report how fear and uncertainty negatively impact their campuses, students, and school-family relationships. The…
Descriptors: Presidents, Immigrants, Mexican Americans, Principals
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Montelongo, José A.; Hernández, Anita C.; Esquivel, Johanna; Serrano-Wall, Francisco; Goenaga de Zuazu, Adriana – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
Cognates are words that are the same or nearly the same orthographically and semantically in English and Spanish. The majority of the more than 20,000 cognates are academic vocabulary words comprised of Latin and Greek roots and affixes. Several thousand cognates can be found in the picture books that have earned the Américas Book Award, which was…
Descriptors: Awards, Morphemes, Semantics, Academic Discourse
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Aguilar, Israel – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2017
This article reinforces the use of research for faculty who prepare K-12 educators and leaders for social justice. The author conceptualizes auto-ethnography as a form of professional development and maintains that faculty must first experience an internal revolution before they can expect to model it, especially in a Hispanic Serving Institution…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Ethnography, Research Utilization, Teaching Methods
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San Miguel, Guadalupe, Jr. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
This essay provides an overview of the huelga schools established in Houston, Texas, in 1970. For 2 years, from 1970 to 1972, the Mexican American community opposed the Houston Independent School District's plan to integrate the schools by pairing so-called White Mexican Americans with African American students. While they protested this decision,…
Descriptors: Community Education, Community Action, Resistance (Psychology), Mexican American Education
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Espinoza, Katherine – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2015
This article speaks to the reality of the lived experiences of student of color in society today: navigating the structures of diversity in a white world. For many, the author's story resonates with what they feel at their core of belonging and unbelonging. It answers the age old questions, "Who am I?" and "What is my purpose?"…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Professional Identity, African American Teachers, African American Students
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Nesmith, Suzanne M.; Trumble, Jason F.; Haugh-Villareal, Sarah J.; Porter, Kelsie S.; Schaum, Megan A.; Spencer, Erin M.; Stephens, Jessica N. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2014
This synopsis centers on Eleanor Duckworth's ideas about the relationship between education and intellectual development. Specifically, Duckworth described the essence of intellectual development as the "having of wonderful ideas" and the essence of pedagogy as the creation of occasions to "have wonderful ideas." As…
Descriptors: Intellectual Development, Teaching Methods, Instruction, Curriculum Development
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Barrera, Magdalena L. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2014
Recent studies show that many college instructors still believe that Latino students lack the "school smarts" for academic success. This essay challenges the notion of school smarts in order to highlight Latino students' numerous strengths. I share my model for a mentorship program that facilitates better student-faculty…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Mentors, Teacher Student Relationship, Interpersonal Communication
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Negrón-Gonzales, Genevieve M. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2014
This article draws on my experience as an adjunct professor in the Master's program of the Department of Mexican-American Studies at a large public university in California. Seeing my students' struggles with writing, I conceived of a set of practices of writing mentorship anchored by a series of writing workshops held in Summer 2012. In this…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Writing Processes, Writing Instruction, Masters Programs
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Reza-López, Elva; Huerta Charles, Luis; Reyes, Loui V. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2014
Latinos in U.S.-Mexican borderlands encounter language barriers and clashing cultures. If this decade is to become one of transformation, it must grapple with the "uncomfortable" realities of Latino students and other minorities of color. This article delineates the theoretical perspectives of the Nepantlera pedagogy, a pedagogy with an…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Critical Theory, Social Justice, Human Dignity
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Lara, Dulcinea; Lara, Antonio – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2012
Some Hispanic students are making it through the Eurocentric, United Statesian education pipeline, but exponentially more are failing. Meanwhile, poor Chican@ communities are disproportionately suffering from unemployment, low levels of education, chronic illness, pollution, and myriad social ills. At this historical crossroads, it behooves…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Outreach Programs, Critical Theory, Hispanic American Students
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Garcia, Herman S. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2012
Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) colleges and universities were initiated as an enterprise for investing in the academy as a way to provide opportunities for Latin@ students. However, HSIs in colleges and universities have had measured success in that significant numbers of Latin@ students continue to leave campuses with unfinished business. An…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Hispanic American Students, Educational Opportunities, Organizational Climate
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Santiago, Deborah A. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2012
A fundamental premise for creating the Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation assumes that a critical mass of students motivates an institution to change how it operates to better serve these students to degree attainment. Increasing Hispanic degree attainment is in the national interest, and programs created by public policy to support…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Public Policy, Hispanic American Students, College Students
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Calderon Galdeano, Emily; Flores, Antonio R.; Moder, John – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2012
The relationship between the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and the recognition of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) occurs at the federal level. HACU's origins and the legislative history of the HSI designation in federal law are explored. The demographic growth and corresponding importance of Hispanics in the…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Intervention
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