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April 10, 2017   Weekly Reader | Books | Book looks at immigration, education quality

Book looks at immigration, education quality

April 10, 2017
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U.S. Latinization: Education and the New Latino South

Pedro Portes and Spencer Salas
SUNY Press
Hardcover: $90

Pedro Portes, who holds the Goizueta Foundation Distinguished Chair for Latino Teacher Education in UGA's College of Education and is director of the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, has released a book that demonstrates how educators and policymakers should treat the intertwined nature of immigrant education and social progress to improve current policies and practices.

U.S. Latinization: Education and the New Latino South was co-edited by Spencer Salas, an associate professor of middle, secondary and K-12 education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. It offers new insights addressing the cultural development of the U.S. as a result of increased Latino and Asian immigration.

U.S. Latinization: Education and the New Latino South brings together voices that address the social and geographical nature of achievement and that serve as a methodological resource for educational leaders and policymakers committed to access, equity and educational excellence.

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