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Conceição, Simone C. O.; Antrop-González, René; Kline, Julie – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2011
Given that Latinas/os make up the fastest-growing population group in the U.S., according to the 2000 U.S. Census, classroom teachers increasingly are in need of meaningful resources and learning strategies for students of Latin American heritage. These same resources can also serve to help internationalize/diversify classrooms serving non-Latino…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Consciousness Raising, Latin American Culture, Hispanic American Culture
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Cooper, Robert; Liou, Daniel; Antrop-González, René – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2010
In high schools throughout the U.S., the disparity in academic achievement between students in urban and suburban schools continues to widen. The achievement gap is exacerbated when race and socioeconomic class are considered. Research continues to document the multiplicity of factors that contribute to the success and failure of students within…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Critical Theory
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Vélez, William; Antrop-González, René – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2007
This study uses mixed methods to identify the factors linked to varying levels of academic performance among Latina/o students enrolled in an alternative high school. Results from the quantitative analyses suggest students who had highly educated fathers and who reported high levels of English literacy are very likely to be classified as academic…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Nontraditional Students