The Majority in the Minority Expanding the Representation of Latina/O Faculty, Administrators and Students in Higher Education

The Majority in the Minority
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781579220730
  • Druk: illustrated edition
  • april 2003
  • 320 pagina's
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"As a volume destined to be employed by researchers, practitioners and policy makers, "The Majority in the Minority" appears at the right time in our nation’s demographic history. It connects us to the triumphs an tragedies of our Latino collective pasts and leads us to a more hopeful scenario for the future." -- from the Foreword by Laura Rendon

Latinas/os are the largest ethnic minority group in the U.S. They are propelling minority communities to majority status in states as disparate as California, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Texas.

Their growth in the population at large is not reflected in higher education. In fact Latinos are the least represented population in our colleges and universities, whether as administrators, faculty or students; and as students have one of the highest levels of attrition.

Opening access to Latinas/os, assuring their persistence as students in higher education, and their increased presence in college faculty and governance, is of paramount importance if they are to make essential economic gains and fully to participate in and contribute to American society.

In this ground-breaking book, twenty-four Latina/o scholars provide an historical background; review issues of student access and achievement, and lessons learned; and present the problems of status and barriers faced by administrators and faculty. The book also includes narratives by graduate students, administrators and faculty that complement the essays and vividly bring these issues to life.

This is a book that should be read by policy makers, college administrators, student affairs personnel and faculty concerned about shaping the future of higher education--and constitutes an invaluable resource for all leaders of the Latino community.

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'The accumulation of stories provides a vivid portrayal of the current state of Latina/os in American colleges and universities. This book is worthwhile reading for anyone who works with Latina/o students.' -- Journal of College Student Development 'Far too little attention has been paid to Latinas/os in higher education. This book helps to fill this void. Of particular importance are the voices of early and mid-career Latinas/os as, far too often, we do not hear of the struggles of the lecturer or the assistant professor. What gives this book life are the direct narratives gathered from individuals at all levels of higher education.' -- Jeffery S. Mio, Professor, Behavioral Sciences Department at California State Polytechnic University, and President of APA, Division 45, Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues.

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Engels
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Paperback
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illustrated edition
Verschijningsdatum
2003-04-17
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320 pagina's
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Auteur
Laura I. Rendon
Redacteur
Jeanett Castellanos
Uitgever
Stylus Publishing

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Originele Titel
The Majority in the Minority: Expanding the Representation of Latina/o Faculty, Administrators and Students in Higher Education

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9781579220730

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2003-04-15
Subtitel
Expanding the Representation of Latina/O Faculty, Administrators and Students in Higher Education
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JNM

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