Prepárate!

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Prepárate!

  1. 1. ¡Prepárate! “ Preparing our Latino students for success”
  2. 2. National statistics <ul><li>Hispanic students in rigor (AP enrollment) </li></ul><ul><li>High school completion rate </li></ul><ul><li>College education completion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Economic Impact
  4. 4. Recommendations
  5. 5. Kempner’s Hispanic population <ul><li>Composition of KHS students: </li></ul><ul><li>-In 2003, 17.1% were Hispanic </li></ul><ul><li>-In 2010, 26.9% were Hispanic </li></ul><ul><li>Completion rate for KHS Hispanic students: </li></ul><ul><li>-90.8% in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>-82.7% in 2010 </li></ul>Approximately 10% increase in only 7 years 8% DECREASE over 6 years
  6. 6. Fall 2010 Failure Rate
  7. 7. Completion Rate
  8. 8. What have we been doing
  9. 9. This year’s parent program
  10. 10. What can you do? <ul><li>Understand the culture </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss other obligations at home/assumption that all students can attend tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate better/earlier with parents, try and have a go to person for phone calls </li></ul><ul><li>Support Café con Leche program </li></ul>
  11. 11. Practical ways to reach and engage <ul><li>research has suggested that inappropriate instructional practices or pedagogically-induced learning problems may account for the poor academic performance and low motivation of many Hispanic students (Fletcher & Cardona-Morales, 1990). </li></ul><ul><li>The consensus across research on instructional practices has been that education needs to be meaningful and responsive to students’ needs, as well as linguistically and culturally appropriate (Tharp, 1997; Tharp et al., 2000). Instruction must specifically address the concerns of Hispanic students who come from different cultures and who often are trying to learn a new language </li></ul><ul><li>Culturally-responsive teaching emphasizes the everyday concerns of students, such as important family and community issues, and works to incorporate these concerns into the curriculum. Culturally-responsive instruction helps students prepare themselves for meaningful social roles in their community and the larger society by emphasizing both social and academic responsibility. (Boyer, 1993). </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>When teachers develop learning activities based on familiar concepts, they facilitate literacy and content learning and help Hispanic students feel more comfortable and confident with their work (Peregoy & Boyle, 2000). </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Small group instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>enables students to work together to maximize their own learning as well as that of others in the group (Johnson & Johnson, 1991, p. 292). </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Parent Conferences
  15. 15. Questions

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