Hispanic Achievement The amount of high school graduates in the United States is significantly less for minority students (Wagner, 2008). Less than one-third of minority students in the United States high schools obtain a high school diploma (Wagner, 2008). As the Hispanic population continues to grow rapidly, the ratio of Hispanic students enrolled in K-12 public schools by 2020 will be one in four students (Maxwell, 2012). According to Noguera & Akom (2000), the achievement gap for Hispanics is relatively transparent through their high dropout rates, college completion rates, and their low educational achievement. The dropout rate for Hispanics is approximately
My Hispanic culture is exceedingly unique contrast to other cultures because we have countless of beliefs, holidays, lifestyles, etc. My world of Hispanic culture raised me to become an independent and determined person because being the first generation of a Hispanic family to attend college has my family beyond thrilled for me to put value to our heritage. Putting value in our heritage is a magnificent emotion because people anticipate Hispanics to fail; but, we prove them wrong when we accomplish our goals. The Hispanic culture’s strength is unbelievably astonishing because we are ambitious of our dreams and we don’t cease until we fulfill our wish. Including the Hispanic culture at University of Washington may open people’s mind that we
When one thinks about Hispanics, all too often the image of a field full of migrant workers picking fruit or vegetables in the hot sun comes to mind. This has become the stereotypical picture of a people whose determination and character are as strong or stronger than that of the Polish, Jewish, Greek, or Italian who arrived in the United States in the early 1900's. Then, the center of the new beginning for each immigrant family was an education. An education was the "ladder by which the children of immigrants climbed out of poverty into the mainstream." (Calderon & Slavin, 2001, p. iv) That ideal has not changed, as the Hispanic population has grown in the United States to large numbers very quickly and with little fanfare. Now, the
Thesis Statement: While Hispanic/Latino graduation rates continue on an upward trend, they are still the second highest dropout rates amongst all minorities influenced by a lack of bilingual education programs, low participation in early childhood education programs and a lack of respect for the Hispanic/Latino culture are leading contributing factors to their continued high dropout rate.
[ 6 ] 1998 15% 33% Percentage of eighth graders who scored at or above the proficient level on the mathematics section of the NAEP test. [ 7 ] 1996 9% 24% Students' average mathematics SAT score. [ 8 ] 1999 458 511 Students' average verbal SAT score. 1999 457 505 Goal 2: Eliminating the Gap in High School Completion Increase the high school completion rate for Hispanic students. KEY OUTCOME INDICATORS: Baseline Year Hispanic National Percentage of 18- to 24- year olds who had either a high school diploma or a GED. [ 9 ]
Abstract The United States Hispanic population continues to increase each year. In turn, school populations of Hispanics increase as well. Hispanics, although improving academically, continue to have high school dropout rates, higher than other racial and ethnic groups and continue to lag behind school peers. The discrepancy between Hispanic students and other students’ achievement is the result of many factors, including acculturalization, language acquisition, poverty, and school factors. Schools
2. “Including ethnic and cultural diversity content in the curriculum” Seek out and use only factually based information on different cultural traits. “This is needed to make schooling more interesting and stimulating for, representative of, and responsive to ethnically diverse students,” and this is a teacher’s ultimate goal in being culturally
Education can play the strongest role in combating cultural diversity. The United States is a melting pot of cultures from around the world. “The concept of a “melting-pot”
Promoting school-community relations with Hispanic parents begins with identifying the barrier that prevents involvement or engagement is school issues. Those issues can include lack of knowledge on American schooling, transportation issues, limited English spoken, or problems with work or childcare availability. Once these barriers can be broken, an aggressive approach
There is a growing body of research that Hispanic students can achieve, but it will require additional modification and support from the school and community. In the United States, students from linguistically and diverse groups continue to fall behind Caucasian students in academic achievement. The purpose of this paper is to address the educational needs of Hispanic students and provide strategies that will help these students and educators face these challenges. The first strategy is to offer
It appears that the California educational system understands the need for enhancing cultural understanding. This is a positive sign in education.
I'm originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where there is an abundance of Hispanic culture. Hispanics are often defined as people from Spain or any country that is Spanish speaking in Latin America. In this essay, I will share with you some affects that Hispanic culture had on me and how it opened my eyes to better understand diversity. Among the United States, New Mexico has the highest percentage of Hispanics according to The U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanics are estimated to be 48% of the total population of people living in New Mexico, which is the highest of any other state. Hispanicization is the process by which a place or a person absorbs characteristics of Hispanic society and culture.
I strongly believe that if one is to hope to create positive change, one must first start small and delve into the community to address its needs; the Herndon ESOL Program allows me to do just that. I have watched students who were once merely waiting to drop out of school become high achievers and move towards obtaining their high school diploma. It is undeniable that the hurdles these students face in their personal lives pose a major threat to their future; therefore, I make it a priority to help them in whatever way I can, either be by tutoring a student at individually or providing emotional support because I believe everyone deserves a fair chance at creating the life they hope for, not the one their history whispers in their
The Latinos education crisis is a prevalent issue in the United States. More and more research has uncovered magnanimous evidence that our education system is failing the students and thus creating a pipeline away from success and higher education and into gangs, prison and poverty. From 2011-12 alone Latinos made up almost a quarter of the enrolled students in public schools, Hispanic status dropout rate was 13% (higher than both African Americans at 8% and Whites at 4%), and 5% of all doctoral degrees conferred were earned by Latinos. (NCES, Digest of Education Statistics 2013). The crisis is a result of compounding failures and the perpetuation of stigmas within the educational, governmental and societal systems. As each of these systems are complex and composed of countless factors, addressing the issues the Latino population face, specifically within schools, is often overlooked and underaddressed. In light of the problems Latinos must compete against, this paper will address the potential for change and how it can be wrought, beginning on the microlevel of the educational system, by mandating and introducing culturally responsive teaching (CRT) into classrooms and school districts nationwide in an effort to counteract the lack of educational support and to decrease tracking of students onto the school to prison pipeline.. This paper will strive to answer the question of how culturally responsive teaching can address the educational deficits of the Latino/a
Educating Through a Multicultural Perspective What the Research Says? Defining Multicultural Education The United States serves as a culturally rich country who opens its arms to individuals from many different ethnicities, backgrounds, and life experiences. It seeks to be the melting pot of a blended group of people, providing opportunity and equity for all. Consequently, our educational system is the cornerstone for providing equal opportunity for all persons. Therefore, as the United States continues to be immersed with individuals from various cultures, the educational system must consistently seek to assure that educational opportunities are equally distributed to our students. In order for this task to be accomplished, developing a well-defined illustration of what multicultural education is necessary.