The blame for this is easily but wrongly attributed to bilingualism or to insufficient experience in learning a majority language The real causes of underachievement tend to lie in relative social and economic deprivation and exclusion….
Teachers, psychologists, speech therapists, parents, students themselves, and POLITICIANS
Day 7 Latinos Historically
EDRL 490/690Examining Curriculum for Spanish Speakers in U.S. Classrooms: “The Schooling of Latino Students: A Socio-historical Perspective” Monday March 12th 2012 Storke
Tonight’s Agenda Housekeeping • Discussion Circles ~ Sarah V., Shanlee, Gina, Bridget & Katie • Objectives• The Schooling of Latino Students: A Socio-historical Perspective • “Taking Back the Schools” (Mex-Amer. Civil Rights Movement) BREAK Mexican-American Presentation Spanish Language~ Centers
Class Business s Reflective Essay # 1’s graded Quiz # 1 - graded s Midterms Due 3/26 via Web Campus s Cultural Presentations- beginning today with Mexican American Group (after break) 3/19- SPRING BREAK – NO CLASS ss 3/26-N.S.T.A Conference- NO CLASS (mid-term due) s Anything else?
Discussion Circle Leaders- Gina Shanlee Sarah Voss Katie Bridget
s IDENTIFY barriers that hindered the educational attainment of Mexican American students featured in the documentary “Taking Back the Schools”.COMPARE/CONTRAST identified barriers to current barriers that hinder educational attainment for Latino students across U.S. & LIST possible remedies.
The Underachievement Factor sA current international issue is the underachievement of many language minority students.
Explanation of Underachievements Majority Language Competences Socioeconomic Backgrounds Material Home Conditionss Racisms Genders School Attendances Parental Encouragements Peer Influences Quality of Instruction
“Taking Back the Schools” (45)s Documentary showcasing the “History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement” #3 Documents the struggle to reform an educational system that failed to properly education Chicano students, causing more than 50% to drop out, and leaving many others illiterate and unskilled….Focuses on the “walk outs” by thousands of Mexican American high school students in East. L.A.
Pair Share- Pairs Compares As you watch documentary- identify barriers that hindered the educational attainment of Mexican Americans during that time..s How does that compare to the educational attainment of Mexican American students now?s Discuss/List possible remedies…
“Taking Back the Schools” s Taking Back the Schools
Language Learning Centerss 3 Centers (broken into 2 smaller groups- w/ Spanish experts) (approx. 8 mins. Each)s # 1- Los meses del año y los días de la semana..Cual es la fecha?s (Telling WHEN)s # 2- El vocabulario de la escuela…s (School Vocabulary)s # 3 Las ¡órdenes! En la clase…s (Classroom Communication)
Instrucciones s Centro #1Los dias de la semana Los meses del año Los números ¿Cuál es la fecha?
Instrucciones s Centro #2s Review the vocabulary words (emphasis on pronunciation)s Recall words in random orders Review words by playing “Bingo”- Make sure to repeat ‘caller’ for every word
Instrucciones s Centro #3s Review the “Useful Phrases” (emphasis on pronunciation)s Recall phrases at randoms Review phrases by selecting 5 phrases and assigning a “Gesture” for each (Total Physical Response)s Write out on chart with a visual demonstration of gesture
s lunes s Mondays martes s Tuesdays miércoles s Wednesdays jueves s Thursdays viernes s Fridays sábado s Saturdays domingo s Sunday Sung to the tune of: “Where is Thumbkin?”
s lunes s Mondays martes s Tuesdays miércoles s Wednesdays jueves s Thursdays viernes s Fridays sábado s Saturdays domingo s Sunday
Los meses del añoSung to the tune of “10 Little Choreography to the MacarenaIndians” Enero Febrero Marzo Abril Mayo Junio Julio Agosto Septiembre Octubre Noviembre Deciembre Estos son los meses del año…repeat in either Spanish or English
¿Cuál es la fecha?s *Remember to reverse the order s Ie: March 22nd is s “el 22 (vientidós) de Marzo” s ¿ Cuándo hay escuela? s ¿Cuándo es la reunión de los padres? s ¿Cuando es el partido de fútbol? s ¿A que hora se terminan las clases?