Clipping Their Own Wings: The Incompatability Between Latino Culture and American Education

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Oktober 2006



Clipping Their Own Wings addresses one of the most urgent problems in the United States' educational system: Latino underachievement. This work presents a unique solution to this problem--Selective Cultural Adoption (SCA). SCA is method that enables Latinos to retain certain meaningful characteristics of their culture while adopting key aspects of the Anglo-American culture that will help them succeed. Clipping Their Own Wings is a hands-on book that illustrates how teachers and parents can improve the education experience of young Latinos in America.


Part 1 Preface Part 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. Why I Wrote This Book Chapter 4 2. Latin American Culture Chapter 5 3. Anglo-Protestant Culture Chapter 6 4. Cultural Integration Chapter 7 5. Historical Assimilation Chapter 8 6. Support Systems in the Home and Community Chapter 9 7. Educating the Uneducable Chapter 10 8. College-"The Final Frontier" Chapter 11 9. Culture & Finances Chapter 12 10. Practical Advice for Parents Chapter 13 11. Academic Resilience Chapter 14 12. Concluding Thoughts & My Story Part 15 Bibliography Part 16 Index


Ernesto Caravantes is host of the cable television show Dialog in Glendale, California, which discusses current trends in higher education. He received his M.S. in Counseling from the University of La Verne.
EAN: 9780761835363
ISBN: 0761835369
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2006
Seitenanzahl: 125 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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