Titel: The Time Is Now
Autor/en: Louie F. Rodríguez
Understanding and Responding to the Black and Latina/o Dropout Crisis in the U. S.
30. Dezember 2013 - kartoniert - XXIV
The fact that 30% of all high school students and 50% of African American, Latina/o, and Native American students fail to graduate from high school is grounds for alarm in the United States. The Time Is Now argues that understanding and responding to the dropout crisis facing the United States has overlooked one major element - school culture. Using the PUEDES approach as an analytical framework, this book highlights how schools matter and, in fact, hold many of the solutions that contribute to student engagement and disengagement in school, particularly among low-income students of color. Drawing on more than 10 years of school-based research in Boston, Miami, and Southern California, a 10-Point Plan is proposed. The book provides a practical theory of action aimed at challenging the ways schools and communities work together to transform education practice, policy, and, ultimately, student engagement and achievement, particularly among African American and Latina/o students across the United States.
Louie F. Rodríguez is Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Curriculum at California State University, San Bernardino. His research and scholarship focus on equity issues, namely, how institutional culture shapes students experiences in urban schools. He earned his master s and doctorate in education from Harvard.
"In this truly pathbreaking research on school dropouts, Louie F. Rodríguez presents the reader with a theoretical framework that positions the concept of recognition - together with individual agency, opportunity, and power - at its center. Without apology, he challenges practitioners, educators, and school leaders to disavow the depersonalizing, power-evasive, and alienating impacts of most U.S. schooling today by incorporating a constructive, consciousness-building politics of recognition into their praxis. Kudos to Dr. Rodríguez for his invaluable contribution to an otherwise stalled articulation of school dropout in both scholarly and public policy debates." (Angela Valenzuela, College of Education, University of Texas at Austin; Author of Subtractive Schooling and Leaving Children Behind)
"There is no more important issue in education than the lack of achievement and attainment of Black and Latina/o students along all segments of the educational pipeline. This empirical fact is an example of the failure of the U.S. education system to educate all of our youth. One could argue that the high school 'dropout' crisis is the segment of the pipeline where we lose the largest number of our students of color. In The Time Is Now , Louie F. Rodríguez provides convincing evidence from 10 years of research that the talent we lose when we fail to graduate our Black and Latina/o high school students is a devastating loss to the U.S. domestically and globally. The answers that Rodríguez provides are centered on the assets and strengths that exist with these students and their families - assets and strengths that are often ignored by the schools. Those who want to better understand this crisis and work to increase the numbers of students through high school and other segments of the educational pipeline must read the racial justice lessons of The Time Is Now ." (Daniel G. Solorzano, Professor of Social Science and Comparative Education, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles)
" The Time Is Now provides much-needed insight on the critical need to significantly reduce the dropout crisis in the U.S. Simply stated, we can't educate students who are not in an education setting. Our human capital must be one of America's prize assets to progress as a country, democracy, and society in the twenty-first century. With each student we lose, it is a significant debit out of America's economic, social, and moral bank. The Time Is Now highlights the lost opportunities as well as those that still remain to rectify the breaches in the pipeline to provide all students an opportunity to learn. The book is not only informative and instructive, but serves as a compelling call to action and a reminder that the best time to address yesterday's mistakes and today's challenges is now." (John H. Jackson, President and CEO, Schott Foundation for Public Education)