Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Essay --

Tara J. Yosso’s book Critical Race Counterstories along the Chicana/ Chicano Educational Pipeline uses a unique set of critical race counterstories focused on teachers and students in the Chicana / Chicano community. It reveals a great deficiency in appropriate U.S. education and investment but demonstrates the richness of the culture of minorities and interest in innovative approaches to education. This innovative work, in comparison to works published by many leading researchers, uses critical race theory to give stories along the educational pipeline from primary school to university. It is an absorptive work giving voices to the largest minority in the United States, presenting the latest demographic research on the status of Chicana / Chicano students’ education at the time of its publication in 2006. Within the first chapter, we are presented with the foundation for this research and the sad reality of Chicana/ Chicano education within the United States. In the U.S. the group with the lowest educational progress is the fastest growing racial / ethnic minority population – in o...

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