ETS Policy Notes — Improving Latino Education

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Hispanic students school conditions socioeconomic status higher education teacher quality classroom instruction


This issue of ETS Policy Notes (Volume 8, No. 1) highlights some of the viewpoints, research, and data presented at the 1996 ETS Invitational Conference on Latino Education Issues, a conference made possible by Dialogo, an ETS Latino staff group. This issue showcases the presentations made by four nationally recognized scholars with first-hand experience with Latino issues. The presentations are: "Latinos and Education: An Overview of Sociodemographic Characteristics and School Conditions," by Richard R. Valencia from the University of Texas at Austin; "Preparing Teachers and Administrators to Serve the Needs of Latino Students," by Margarita Calderon from Johns Hopkins University; "Students' Pathways to Higher Education: Policy Lessons Learned from the Latino Eligibility Study," by Alda Hurtado from the University of California at Santa Cruz and Eugene E. Garcia from the University of California at Berkeley; and "Improving Classroom Instruction for Latino Elementary School Students: Aiming for College," by Richard P. Duran, Francisca Escobar, and Michele Wakin from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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