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Exploring Cross-Cultural Missteps with Latinos in the Classroom


This valuable resource for teachers explores cultural missteps that hinder the academic achievement of Latinos and provides solutions to close a widening gap.


86% of classroom teachers are white, middle-class females, unfamiliar with the Latino experience and culturally unprepared to engage students and their families. 
Two professors who traverse both cultures on a daily basis, use essays written by Latino/a authors to uncover past missteps, and explore culturally responsive ways of engaging Latino students in learning. 


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