A Community-Based Approach to Understanding the Educational Experiences of Urban Latina/os
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- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2015. 205 pp., num. ill.
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- 1. Study Background and Book Overview
- National, State, and Local Trends Regarding Latina/o Persistence
- Reform and Latina/o Students
- Latina/o Educational Activism
- The Latina/o Education Task Force in Rochester, New York
- 2. Estámos Aquí! A Historical Context for the Plight of Invisibility
- Development of the Latina/o Community in Rochester
- Current Demographics of Latina/os in Rochester: City/Suburban Concentrations
- Striving to be Recognized and Addressed in Multiracial Coalitions
- Uneasy Coalitions with Other “Others”
- Why Was Ibero Formed?
- Community, Social, Economic, and Political Issues, and Educating Latina/o Children
- Two Reports: Repeated Calls for Action
- Continuing Advocacy, Exercising Agency: Another Task Force
- 3. A Community-Based Approach: Review of Community Context, Frameworks, and Methods
- Community-Based Research
- Frameworks Guiding the Study
- Creating Research Agenda and Recruitment
- A Final Note on Community-Based Research
- 4. School Policies as Barriers for Latina/o Student Persistence
- Student Voices as a Means to Examine Policy
- Participant Backgrounds
- 5. Garnering Resilience: Latina/o Education as a Family, School, and Community Affair
- Data Collection and Analysis
- Limitations of this Research
- Implications and Further Recommendations
- 6. The Role of School- and Community-Based Programs in Aiding Latina/o High School Persistence
- Conceptual Framework
- 7. When Violence Interferes with Educational Opportunity: Latinas’ Narratives of Resistance and Agency
- Individual Interviews with the Latinas
- Conceptual Frameworks
- When Violence Interferes with Educational Opportunity
- Developing College Aspirations: A Negotiation Between Structure and Agency
- Where Does the College Road Lead?
- Serious About Their Education
- 8. Advanced Placement and College Readiness: An Examination of AP Course Availability and Enrollment Between Urban and Suburban Schools in Western New York
- Significance of Results
- 9. Moving Forward: Recommendations, Action Items, and Areas of Focus
- Recommendations from Initial Community Report
- A Recommendation Action Plan
- A Renewed Focus on Action
- Recommendations Offered Within This Book
- Moving Forward
- 10. A Superintendent’s Response: The Latina/o Potential Yet to be Realized
- Relationships: The Gateway to Protective Factors
- Practical Application
- 11. Implications for Practice and Policy: High School Persistence and College Access
- Building High School Persistence
- Creating Opportunities for College Access
- 12. Conclusion, Resources, and Best Practices
- Models of Community Research Approaches
- Community Organizing and Educational Activism
- About the Authors and Contributors
About the author
DONNA MARIE HARRIS is an independent consultant to school districts and nonprofit organizations. She has published articles in Educational Policy and Education and Urban Society. Harris received her Ph.D. in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
JUDY MARQUEZ KIYAMA is an assistant professor of higher education at the University of Denver. Kiyama has published articles in the American Educational Research Journal and the Journal of Higher Education. Kiyama received her Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Arizona.
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