Preface.- Foreword.- Contributors.- Introduction and Overview.- Fostering Latino Parent Involvement in the Schools: Practices and Partnerships.- Parenting, Social Emotional Development, and School Achievement of African-American Youngsters.- Asian Pacific American Cultural Capital: Understanding Diverse Parents and Students.- The Mobility/Social Capital Dynamic: Understanding Mexican American Families and Students.- Educational Attainment of Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Young Blacks.- Divergent Origins and Destinies: Children of Asian Immigrants.- Educational Issues and Effective Practices for Hispanic Students.- Improving the Schooling Experiences of African American Students: What School Leaders and Teachers Can Do.- The Truth and Myth of the Model Minority: The Case of Hmong Americans.- Conclusion and Recommendations.
This book provides effective strategies that can be used to improve academic achievement and well-being of minority students. It examines, collectively, three cultural groups on themes related to diverse families, immigration issues, and teaching and learning. The book conceptualizes opportunities and challenges in working with minority children in the context of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. It is a must-have reference for anyone who works with children.
This book promotes an understanding of the challenges and strengths of minority children in U.S. schools. It also recommends effective practices, interventions, and policies to improve their achievement in school and their success in life. Coverage not only informs about the most identifiable minority groups, but also provides explicit recommendations for educators, policy makers, and practitioners. The central idea of the book is that educational, psychological, and social research, to put it simply, should be used. Conceptualizing opportunities and challenges in working with minority children in the context of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the book analyzes educational and social policy and provides recommendations for educators, psychologists, researchers, policymakers, and others.