Bring out the best in your male Latino students!
Largely misunderstood and in many cases underserved, Latino boys often miss out on key academic opportunities for achievement and success in school. Educator David Campos, a champion of higher education for Latino boys, provides proven strategies to promote their achievement.
Through powerful vignettes and helpful “What can I do next?” sections, Campos helps teachers and administrators understand the unique assets that this remarkable group of students brings into the school community and how to engage them as learners. Educating Latino Boys demonstrates how to: Enhance student engagement and achievement by addressing Latino boys' specific needs; Explore personal and school-wide beliefs to better understand how to serve this population; Develop strategies for motivating Latino boys to pursue higher education; Address unique challenges that Latino boys face both in the home and at school
Educating Latino Boys is an essential resource for improving educational opportunities and outcomes for this important population of students.
“With passionate concern and a probing insight drawn from experiences as both learner and educator, David Campos deconstructs the complex factors affecting the academic success of Latino boys in our schools today and compels us to embrace the need for change.”
—Kathleen Palmer Cleveland, Author of Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School
“David Campos makes a persuasive case for the need to examine the lived experience of Latino boys and the implications for policy and practice. His many examples are powerful, imaginative, and supported by data.”
—Valerie J. Janesick, Professor
University of South Florida
Chapter 6: The Balancing Act That Latino Boys Perform
The Balancing Act That Latino Boys Perform
Aaron's mother has grown very concerned about him. Since he entered middle school he has become more self-conscious about his cultural background. He no longer wants to eat his mother's traditional Mexican dishes—which he loved before—and now prefers to eat the likes of McDonald's, Pizza Hut, and KFC because that is where his friends eat. He no longer watches Spanish-language TV shows because he prefers shows that his friends watch (for example, South Park, Family Guy), and he has stopped listening to Spanish music. He even took down the Mexican flag that was hanging in his room and put up some posters of star athletes. Most recently he has started to deny ...