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Handbook of Latinos and Education:

Theory, Research & Practice

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About the Book

Providing a comprehensive review of rigorous, innovative, and critical scholarship relevant to educational issues which impact Latinos, this Handbook captures the field at this point in time. Its unique purpose and function is to profile the scope and terrain of academic inquiry on Latinos and education. Presenting the most significant and potentially influential work in the field in terms of its contributions to research, to professional practice, and to the emergence of related interdisciplinary studies and theory, the volume is organized around five themes:

The Handbook of Latinos and Education is a must-have resource for educational researchers, graduate students, teacher educators, and the broad spectrum of individuals, groups, agencies, organizations and institutions sharing a common interest in and commitment to the educational issues that impact Latinos.

Edited by Enrique G Murillo Jr., Sofia A Villenas, Ruth Trinidad Galván, Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Corinne Martínez, and Margarita Machado-Casas          Masthead


Table of Contents

Foreword, José Salvador Hernández

Preface, Enrique G. Murillo, Jr.

SECTION I: History, Theory, and Methodology

1. History, Theory and Methodology: An Introduction, Sofia A. Villenas and Douglas E. Foley

2. The United Status of Latinos, Victoria-María MacDonald and Juan F. Carrillo

3. Latino Education in 20th Century America: A Brief History, Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr. and Rubén Donato

4. Latina/o Education and the Reciprocal Relationship between Theory and Practice: Four Theories Informed by the Experiential Knowledge of Marginalized Communities, C. Alejandra Elenes and Dolores Delgado Bernal

5. Contemporary and Critical Methodological Shifts in Research on Latino Education, María Estela Zarate and Gilberto Q. Conchas

6. Latino/a Theoretical Contributions to Educational Praxis: Abriendo Caminos, Construyendo Puentes, Jason G. Irizarry and Sonia Nieto

SECTION II: Policies and Politics

7. Policies and Politics: An Introduction, Ruth Trinidad Galván and Norma E. González

8. The Effects of Globalization and Transnationalism on Policies and Practices in the Education of Latinos in the U. S. and Latin Americans in Spain, Martha Montero-Sieburth, Lidia Cabrera Pérez, and Celoni Espínola Mesa

9. Education in the New Latino Diaspora, Edmund T. Hamann and Linda Harklau

10. Construction of Race and Ethnicity for and by Latinos, Edward Fergus, Pedro Noguera and Margary Martin

11. Monoglossic Ideologies and Language Policies in the Education of U.S. Latinas/os, Ofelia García and Rosario Torres-Guevara

12. The Role of High Stakes Testing and Accountability in Educating Latinos, Frances E. Contreras

13. Assessing the Higher Education Opportunity Structure for Latino Students: Research and Policy Trends at the Turn of the Century, Stella M. Flores

14. Latina/o Faculty in Academelandia, Luis Urrieta, Jr. and Rudolfo Chávez Chávez

15. Latinas/os in Higher Education: Eligibility, Enrollment, and Educational Attainment, Octavio Villalpando

16. Latino Community Activism in the 21st Century: Confronting the Future, Learning from the Past, Carmen I. Mercado and Luis O. Reyes

17. When Stepping to College is Stepping to Consciousness: Critical Pedagogy, Transformational Resistance, and Community Building with Urban Latina/o and African-American Youth, Nicole D. Hidalgo and Jeffrey M. R. Duncan-Andrade

SECTION III: Language and Culture

18. Language and Culture: An Introduction, Juan Sánchez Muñoz and Eugene García

19. Infinite Possibilities, Many Obstacles: Language, Culture, Identity and Latino/a Educational Achievement, Aída Hurtado, Karina Cervantez, and Michael Eccleston

20. Misrepresentations of Language and Culture, Language and Culture as Proxies for Marginalization: Debunking the Arguments, Angela E. Arzubiaga and Jennifer Adair

21. Bilingualism: An Overview of the Linguistic Research, Kellie Rolstad and Jeff MacSwan

22. Language, Culture, and Cognition: from Research to Improving Educational Practice for Latino Students, Virginia González

23. Language Socialization among Latinos: Theory, Method and Approaches, Patricia Baquedano-López, Jorge Solís, and Gabino Arredondo

24. Latino Families: Culture and Schooling, Flora V. Rodríguez-Brown

25. Latinos in Special Education: Equity Issues at the Intersection of Language, Culture, and Ability Differences, Alfredo J. Artiles, Amanda L. Sullivan, Federico R. Waitoller, and Rebecca A. Neal

26. Effective Practices that Matter for Latino Children, Teresa M. Huerta and Carmina M. Brittain

27. Language, Culture, Policy and the Law: Issues for Latino Students, Tom Stritikus and Bonnie English

SECTION IV: Teaching and Learning

28. Teaching and Learning: An Introduction, Corinne Martínez and Esteban Díaz

29. Going Back to the Headwaters: Examining Latina/o Educational Attainment and Achievement through a Framework of Hope, Rebeca Burciaga, Lindsay Pérez Huber and Daniel G. Solórzano

30. Dismantling Group-Based Inequality in a NCLB Era, Effective Practices, and Latino Students Placed and Left at Risk, Pedro R. Portes, Margaret A. Gallego and Spencer Salas

31. "Who are These Kids, Rejects from Hell?" Analyzing Hollywood Distortions of Latina/o High School Students, Tara J. Yosso and David G. García

32. Latinas/os in Early Childhood Education: Issues, Practices, and Future Directions, Verónica E. Valdez and María E. Fránquiz

33. Best Practices for Teaching Latino English Learners in U.S. Schools, Josefina Villamil Tinajero, Judith Hope Munter and Blanca Araujo

34. Accountability and Educational Assessment for Latino, English Language Learning Students: Improving Practices through Multidisciplinary Approaches, Zenaida Aguirre-Muñoz and Guillermo Solano-Flores

35. Boosting the Professional Development of Teachers of Latino English Learners, Liliana Minya-Rowe and José A. Ortiz

SECTION V: Resources and Information

36. Resources and Information: An Introduction, Margarita Machado-Casas

37. Adult/Continuing Education, Carlos Martín Vélez

38. Commercial Products, Minda López

39. Demographics/Statistics and Government, Norma A. Guzmán

40. Events, Victor A. Castillo and Sonia N. Sánchez

41. Groups, Silvia Cristina Bettez

42. Higher Education, Belinda Treviño Schouten and Katherine Graves-Talati

43. Internet Tools/Technology, Victor H. Pérez

44. Libraries/Galleries/Museums, Belinda Treviño Schouten

45. Non-Print Media, Grisel Y. Acosta

46. Parents and Teachers, Esther Garza and Keren Zuniga-McDowell

47. Periodicals, Evelyn M. Gordon and Daniella Ann Cook

48. Publications, Norma A. Guzmán, Janet K. López and Mary Ruth Fernández



Enrique G. Murillo, Jr. is Associate Professor in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Culture at California State University, San Bernardino.

Sofia A. Villenas is Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Latino/a Studies Program at Cornell University.

Ruth Trinidad Galván is Assistant Professor in the Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies Department at the University of New Mexico.

Juan Sánchez Muñoz is Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of the Center for Research in Leadership and Education, in the College of Education, Texas Tech University.

Corinne Martínez is Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at California State University, Long Beach.

Margarita Machado-Casas is Assistant Professor in the Department of Bicultural Bilingual Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio.


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