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Risk Communication Education for Local Emergency Managers: Using the CAUSE Model for Research, Education, and Outreach

Handbook of Risk and Crisis Communication

Authored by
Katherine E. Rowan

Print publication date: September 2008
Online publication date: September 2010

Communication skills are integral to emergency management. Local emergency managers working for cities and counties throughout the United States cope    Read more...
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Dismantling Group-Based Inequality in a NCLB Era, Effective Practices, and Latino Students Placed and Left at Risk

Handbook of Latinos and Education

Authored by
Pedro R. Portes

Print publication date: December 2009
Online publication date: December 2009

With 2003 Census Bureau and National Center for Education Statistics data indicating that 43% of Latinos enter the workforce with less than a high sch    Read more...
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“Who are These Kids, Rejects from Hell?”

Handbook of Latinos and Education

Authored by
Tara J. Yosso

Print publication date: December 2009
Online publication date: December 2009

I can’t think of even one Chicano [on film] that played a part as a teacher or doctor or educated person. (Antonio, quoted in Yosso, 2000, p. 101)    Read more...
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Construction of Race and Ethnicity for and by Latinos

Handbook of Latinos and Education

Authored by
Edward Fergus

Print publication date: December 2009
Online publication date: December 2009

Since the 1990s, the national discourse on Latinos has focused on the growing presence of America’s new largest minority group—who are they, where are    Read more...
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Latin@s in Early Childhood Education

Handbook of Latinos and Education

Authored by
Verónica E. Valdez

Print publication date: December 2009
Online publication date: December 2009

Latin@s 1 are the fastest growing and youngest segment of the U.S. population. The experiences of Latin@ c    Read more...
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Monoglossic Ideologies and Language Policies in the Education of U.S. Latinas/os

Handbook of Latinos and Education

Authored by
Ofelia García

Print publication date: December 2009
Online publication date: December 2009

Language is perhaps the most important tool in education because language is needed to communicate ideas and negotiate understandings. When we narrowl    Read more...
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Best Practices for Teaching Latino English Learners in U.S. Schools

Handbook of Latinos and Education

Authored by
Josefina Villamil Tinajero

Print publication date: December 2009
Online publication date: December 2009

The increase in the number of students who speak a native language other than English in U.S. schools has been dramatic and is expected to remain so.    Read more...
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The Role of High-Stakes Testing and Accountability in Educating Latinos

Handbook of Latinos and Education

Authored by
Frances E. Contreras

Print publication date: December 2009
Online publication date: December 2009

High-stakes testing and accountability mechanisms are fast becoming the primary tool for education reform in the United States. Many states are grappl    Read more...
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Accountability and Educational Assessment for Latino English Language Learning Students

Handbook of Latinos and Education

Authored by
Zenaida Aguirre-Muñoz

Print publication date: December 2009
Online publication date: December 2009

[T]he testing of bilingual individuals has developed from the practice of testing monolinguals without the necessary examination of the assumptions un    Read more...
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Assessing the Higher Education Opportunity Structure for Latino Students

Handbook of Latinos and Education

Authored by
Stella M. Flores

Print publication date: December 2009
Online publication date: December 2009

Public policy has become a constant, even if not always welcome, companion of educational research. The relationship between public policy and educati    Read more...
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