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Author Romo, Harriett.

Title Latino high school graduation : defying the odds / Harriett D. Romo and Toni Falbo
Edition First edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 1996
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 324 pages)
Series Hogg Foundation monograph series
Hogg Foundation monograph series.
Contents Foreword / Charles M. Bonjean -- The goals and methods of this book -- The tracking of Hispanic students -- Caught in the web of school policies -- Gang involvement and educational attainment -- Teen motherhood -- Immigrant and second-generation students -- Going for the GED -- Bureaucratic glitches -- Cultural boundaries, family resources, and parental actions -- What schools must do to improve graduation rates -- Appendix 1. Parent questionnaire -- Appendix 2. Student questionnaire -- Appendix 3. Ethnographic interview #1 -- parent -- Appendix 4. Ethnographic interview #1 -- student -- Appendix 5. Ethnographic Interview #2 -- parent -- Appendix 6. Ethnographic interview #2 -- student -- Appendix 7. Telephone interview -- parent -- Appendix 8. Telephone interview -- student
Summary After presenting their findings, Romo and Falbo conclude with seven provocative and far-reaching recommendations for changes in the public schools to boost the graduation rate of at-risk Latino students. Sure to provoke lively interest and debate among all groups with a stake in schools, this book will be required reading for school administrators, teachers, parents, legislators, and community leaders in all regions with Latino student populations
Romo and Falbo followed the school progress of 100 at-risk students in Austin, Texas, beginning in 1989 when the students were fifteen years old. Drawing on extensive interviews with the students and their parents, school records, and fieldwork in the students' schools and communities, the authors identify both the obstacles that cause many students to drop out and the successful strategies that other students and their parents pursue to ensure high school graduation. Detailed case studies allow students and parents to describe their experiences with the public schools in their own words
While high school drop-out rates have steadily declined among white and African American students over the last twenty years, a constant 35 percent of Latino students continue to quit school before graduation. Troubled by both the magnitude and the constancy of the Latino drop-out rate, Harriett Romo and Toni Falbo conducted a four-year study of at-risk Latino students to determine how some defy the odds and stay in school to earn high school diplomas. This book reveals in full detail what they found
Analysis Humaniora P├Ždagogik
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-320) and index
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Subject High school dropouts -- United States -- Case studies.
High school graduates -- United States -- Case studies.
Mexican American students -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Youth with social disabilities -- Education (Secondary) -- United States -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Falbo, Toni.
ISBN 029279259X