Intelligence Testing and Minority Students

Author: Richard R. Valencia
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761912312
Release Date: 2000-09-19
Genre: Education

Intelligence Testing and Minority Students offers the reader a fresh opportunity to re-learn and re-consider the implications of intelligence testing. Richard R. Valencia and Lisa A. Suzuki discuss the strengths and limitations of IQ testing relative to the factors which may contribute to biased results. They review the history of the adaptation and adoption of intelligence testing; evaluate the heredity-environment debate; discuss the specific performance factors which apply to IQ testing of those in minority ethnic groups. This practical book offers the practitioner a good sense of what can be done to make testing and education serve the needs of all students fairly and validly, whatever their background.

The Evolution of Deficit Thinking

Author: Richard R. Valencia
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136368363
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Education

Deficit thinking refers to the notion that students, particularly low income minority students, fail in school because they and their families experience deficiencies that obstruct the leaning process (e.g. limited intelligence, lack of motivation, inadequate home socialization). Tracing the evolution of deficit thinking, the authors debunk the pseudo-science and offer more plausible explanations of why students fail.

Chicano School Failure and Success

Author: Richard R. Valencia
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134516438
Release Date: 2004-08-02
Genre: Education

First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Dismantling Contemporary Deficit Thinking

Author: Richard R. Valencia
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136988097
Release Date: 2010-11-24
Genre: Education

This important new book provides comprehensive critiques and anti-deficit thinking alternatives to the oppressive theory of deficit thinking in education.

Anti Italianism

Author: W. Connell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230115323
Release Date: 2010-12-20
Genre: Social Science

There has been an odd reluctance on the part of historians of the Italian American experience to confront the discrimination faced by Italians and Americans of Italian ancestry. This volume is a bold attempt by an esteemed group of scholars and writers to discuss the question openly by charting the historical and cultural boundaries of stereotypes, prejudice, and assimilation. Contributors offer a continuous series of cultural encounters and experiences in television, literature, and film that deserve the attention of anyone interested in the larger themes of American history.

Handbook of U S Latino Psychology

Author: Francisco A. Villarruel
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452237053
Release Date: 2009-07-24
Genre: Psychology

Congratulations to Aida Hurtado and Karina Cervantez- winners of the 2009 Women of Color Psychologies Award! This award, given by the Association of Women in Psychology Association, is voted on by AWP members for contributions of new knowledge and importance to the advancement of the psychology of women of color. Offering broad coverage of all U.S. Latino groups, this volume synthesizes cutting-edge research and methodological advances and provides culturally sophisticated information that can be used by researchers, policy makers, and practitioners. The editors and contributing authors summarize theories and conceptual models that can further our understanding of the development and adaptation of U.S. Latino populations. In addition, they focus on the importance of cultural sensitivity and competence in research and intervention approaches and how to achieve it. Key Features • Highlights the normative development and strengths of U.S. Latino populations • Elaborates on the heterogeneity of Latinos in that it does not assume that all Latino populations, and the contexts of their development, are identical. • Emphasizes on cultural sensitivity and competence at all levels • Focuses on the importance of cultural identity amongst Latinos and its contribution to healthy developmental outcomes.

Uprooting Children

Author: Robert Ketner Ream
Publisher: Lfb Scholarly Pub Llc
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173015499886
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Social Science

A critical issue facing U.S. schools is the persistent disparity in achievement between racial/ethnic groups. The achievement gap is particularly pronounced for Mexican-Americans. By employing mixed-methods research techniques, Ream links emergent literature on social capital with research on student mobility to investigate student performance among Mexican-American and non-Latino White adolescents. Findings underscore the prevalence of student mobility, particularly among Mexican-origin youth, and its impingement on both the availability and convertibility of the resources embedded in their social networks. Results also suggest that minority and non-minority students fortify social ties in different ways, and that these differences have implications for the educational utility of social capital.

Latinos Unidos

Author: Enrique T. Trueba
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173006410269
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Social Science

Latinos Unidos presents an unexpected perspective on Latinos-not only as a highly diverse and rapidly growing population in the United States with distinct social, cultural, and economic features-but as a new political force with a cohesive collective ethnic identity. Trueba, using his unique vantage point as a Latino immigrant and scholar, explores the vital issues of personal identity and resiliency, adaptive strategies, and successes of Latinos in North America in this pathbreaking book.

Latino Education in the U S

Author: Lourdes Diaz Soto
ISBN: UCSC:32106019804076
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Education

"The Praeger handbook of Latino education in the U.S. (two volumes) was originally published in hardcover by Greenwood Press ... Westport, CT."--T.p. verso.

Recovering History Constructing Race

Author: Martha Menchaca
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173008340110
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Social Science

Filled with fascinating insights into the nature of race and culture among Mexican Americans, the author explores the inter-racial dynamic that brought Indians, blacks, and whites together in North America.


ISBN: UIUC:30112046691710
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Mexican Americans

Border lines

ISBN: STANFORD:36105222566437
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Hispanic Americans

Border-Lines is an interdisciplinary academic journal dedicated to the dissemination of research on Chicana/o-Latina/o cultural, political, and social issues.