Clipping Their Own Wings

Clipping Their Own Wings

The Incompatibility Between Latino Culture and American Education

Paperback - 2006
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Clipping Their Own Wings: The Incompatibility Between Latino Culture and American Education addresses one of the most urgent problems in the United States' educational system: Latino underachievement. While most educators believe that the problem lies in the present school system and in budgetary constraints, this book takes a bold stand, arguing that in fact Hispanic culture is incompatible with educational success in the United States. Clipping Their Own Wings outlines a unique solution to this growing problem: Selective Cultural Adoption (SCA). SCA is a method by which Latinos can retain certain meaningful characteristics of their culture and, at the same time, adopt key aspects of the Anglo-American culture that will help them succeed, especially in the area of education. This hands-on book illustrates how teachers and parents can improve the educational experience of young Latinos in America.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Hamilton Books, c2006.
ISBN: 9780761835363
0761835369
Branch Call Number: 378.19829
Characteristics: xi, 125 p. ; 23 cm.

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