- Hispanic education in the United States: Raices y Alas. Critical issues of contemporary American education
Author: Garcia, E.E.
Publisher: Boston, MD: Rowan & Littlefield Publishers
ABSTRACT: This book portrays what works in creating better educational opportunities and effective school reform for Hispanic Americans, offering a reflection on the bicultural experience of minority groups in U.S. schools and showing how and why educational reforms must seek to build upon rather than downplay the native culture and language of minority students. The book includes stories from the author's life and from the experiences of other teachers and students. The 10 chapters examine the following: (1) 'An Introduction to 'Raices y Alas''; (2) 'Culturally Diverse We Are, Equal and United We Are Not'; (3) 'It Doesn't Have To Be 'Either/Or''; (4) 'Hispanics: A Growing Immigrant People'; (5) 'Culture and Education: Seeds of the Individual and Collective Identity for Hispanics in Schools'; (6) 'Educational Approaches — What Works for Hispanics: General Constructs and the Early Years'; (7) 'Educational Approaches — What Works for Hispanics: The Adolescent Years'; (8) 'Educational Approaches — What Works for Hispanics' Preparation for Admission to Postsecondary Education'; (9) 'Theoretical Perspectives on the Present and Future Educational Circumstances of the Hispanic Student'; and (10) 'Of Raices y Alas.'
- Immigration and the family: Research and policy on US immigrants
Author: Booth, A., Crouter, A. C., & Landale, N. S. (Eds.)
Publisher: Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
ABSTRACT: This book deals with the impact of migration on family relations and structure and child and adolescent development. It also considers the policies that enhance or impede family links to US institutions...The chapters in this book address questions central to understanding the migrant experience and immigration policy. As long as migration to the US continues to grow, interest in migrant families and immigrant policies will remain very much in the public eye.
- Understanding Latino families: Scholarship, policy, and practice
Author: Zabrana, R. E. (Ed)
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
ABSTRACT: "Understanding Latino Families" presents a...new approach to the study of Latino families. This new approach centers on the strengths of Latino/Hispanic groups, the structural processes that impede their progress, and the cultural and familial processes that enhance their intergenerational adaptation and resiliency. A leading group of scholars clearly presents social and demographic profiles of Latino groups in the US, empirical and conceptual reviews of Latino family approaches, and practice and policy implications from studies of Latino social programs. Researchers, scholars, and students in the fields of ethnic studies, family studies, sociology, social work, and psychology will find this book useful.
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Type of Site: organization
Contact: LULAC National Office, 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036 (202) 833-6130
ABSTRACT: The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States. This site includes information on programs, policy, publications, healthy, and other links for Latin Americans and their families.
- The Aspira Association
Type of Site: organization
Contact: The ASPIRA Association National Office, 144 Eye Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005 Phone (202) 835-3600 Fax: (202) 835-3613; firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT: The ASPIRA Association, Inc. is the only national nonprofit organization devoted solely to the education and leadership development of Puerto Rican and other Latino youth. ASPIRA takes its name from the Spanish verb aspirar, "aspire." Since 1961 ASPIRA has pursued its mission of empowering the Latino community through the development of its youth. All of ASPIRA's goals and activities spring from one basic belief: Puerto Ricans and Latinos have the collective potential to move their community forward. ASPIRA looks at Latino youth and sees this potential; leaders waiting to emerge. With community-based offices in large cities of six states and Puerto Rico, ASPIRA's1,100 staff members work with over 50,000 youth and their families each year to develop that potential. These are our Aspirantes — those youth who will become educated, committed leaders for the community's future benefit. Since its founding, ASPIRA has provided a quarter of a million youth with the personal resources they need to remain in school and contribute to their community. Most mainland Puerto Rican leaders today were encouraged by ASPIRA during their adolescence.
- Sociocultural contexts of time to first sex among Hispanic adolescents
Author: Upchurch, D. M., Aneshensel, C. S., Mudgal, J., & McNeely, C. S.
Journal: Journal of Marriage and the Family Volume: 63
ABSTRACT: Examined the sociocultural influences on risk of first sex among a representative sample of 497 Hispanic (primarily of Mexican origin) teens (aged 12-17 yrs) living in Los Angeles County. Teen acculturation (measured as language of interview) moderated the effects of gender on risk of sex, with less acculturated teens exhibiting the greatest gender difference. Teens living with both biological parents had significantly lower risk of sex and the effect of family acculturation (measured as generational status) operated through teens' language of interview. Neither measure of parent-youth relationship (socio-emotional support, parental control) was significant. Hispanic teens living in low-density Hispanic neighborhoods had significantly higher risk of sex than did teens living in neighborhoods with higher levels of ambient hazards. The results highlight the importance of characterizing sociocultural influences at multiple levels of aggregation.
- How Latino American and European American adolescents discuss conflicts, sexuality, and AIDS with their mothers
Author: Lefkowitz, E. S., Romo, L. F., Corona, R., Au, T.K., & Sigman, M.
Journal: Developmental Psychology Volume: 36
ABSTRACT: The authors examined how the structure of mother-adolescent conversations differs by ethnic group, age, and dyadic and individual factors. Mother-adolescent dyads of European or Latino descent participated in conversations and reported on their relationship and AIDS knowledge. Latina American mothers dominated conversations more than European American mothers, independent of socioeconomic status. Mothers dominated conversations about sexuality and AIDS more than conversations about conflicts. Mothers of older adolescents reacted more negatively, and older adolescents reported less satisfaction, less openness, and more sexual discussions with persons other than their mothers. Latino American adolescents whose mothers dominated conversations more reported fewer sexual discussions. Latina American mothers who dominated conversations more reported more openness and satisfaction. When mothers dominated conversations more, adolescents had lower AIDS knowledge.