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La Familia and Other Secret Ingredients to Latinx Student Success

Jennifer M. Matos

Almost like a well-kept family recipe, there exists in education secret ingredients into what makes Latinx students successful. La Familia and Other Secret Ingredients to Latinx Student Success demonstrates how Latinx parents, a well-kept secret ingredient, assist with the academic success of Latinx students at all educational levels. Understanding the power of this secret ingredient—and how to use it—can have a profound impact on success for Latinxs students and can be used as a model for how to work with and support students from all marginalized groups. La Familia and Other Secret Ingredients to Latinx Student Success is suitable for educators at all levels. This book can be used in general education and teacher preparation courses, ethnic studies courses, training for individuals in helping professions, or to launch exciting new dialogue.

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Names: Matos, Jennifer, author.Title: La familia and other secret ingredients to Latinx student success / Jennifer Matos. Other titles: Fulfilling their dreams. Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2019. Revision of author’s thesis (doctoral)—University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2011, titled Fulfilling their dreams: Latina/o college student narratives on the impact of parental involvement on their academic engagement. Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2019014101 | ISBN 978-1-4331-6720-1 (hardback: alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-4331-6756-0 (paperback) | ISBN 978-1-4331-6830-7 (ebook pdf) ISBN 978-1-4331-6831-4 (epub) | ISBN 978-1-4331-6832-1 (mobi) Subjects: LCSH: Hispanic American children—Education. Hispanic American parents—United States. Education—Parent participation—United States. Academic achievement—United States. Classification: LCC LC2669 .M37 2019 | DDC 371.829/68073—dc23 LC record available at DOI 10.3726/b15695

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