Four undocumented Mexican-American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest... and a major motion picture. In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public high school. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much - but two inspiring science teachers had convinced these impoverished, undocumented kids from the desert who had never even seen the ocean that they should try to build an underwater robot. And build a robot they did. Their robot wasn't pretty, especially compared to those of the competition. They were going up against some of the best collegiate engineers in the country, including a team from MIT backed by a $10,000 grant from ExxonMobil. The Phoenix teenagers had scraped together less than $1,000 and built their robot out of scavenged parts. This was never a level competition - and yet, against all odds... they won! But this is just the beginning for these four, whose story - which became a key inspiration to the DREAMers movement - will go on to include first-generation college graduations, deportation, bean-picking in Mexico, and service in Afghanistan. Joshua Davis' Spare Parts is a story about overcoming insurmountable odds and four young men who proved they were among the most patriotic and talented Americans in this country - even as the country tried to kick them out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Damron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001891/bk_aren_001891_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you always been fond of learning Spanish but just never felt confident enough to learn a new language? Are you curious to understand the meaning of hit Latino songs or watch your favorite Netflix series without subtitles, all without taking hours of Spanish lessons or spending an extended amount of time in a Spanish-speaking country? Don't waste your time on useless lessons that teach you only about the theory. With our new revolutionary course, you have the opportunity to learn from native Spanish speakers about the secret of the language and the truly useful tips to be able to write and speak Spanish in everyday life.The traditional method taught does not give you the efficient results. Hours and hours of studying the rules would only make you lost. Think about how you learned your native language: When you were finally able to speak the first few words...did you study the theory? Or did you simply listen and emulate what your parents said to you?The fast and steady growth of the Spanish-speaking population has made Spanish a necessity in business and a key language, with more than 400 million native speakers all over the world and as second language in the US and Europe.Here's what you will learn:You will understand the basics of Spanish language, such as spelling and pronunciationYou will focalize around the important parts of speechWhy not all the verbs are important - a list of only fundamentals verbsDiscover the four types of sentencesThe authentic ways to communicate in SpanishImprove your ninja kit of words to order food, ask information in the airport, find the best deal while shopping, and manage any emergency or health issuesMore than 1,000 common Spanish phrases you can learn on your downtimePractical exercise for the everyday lifeAnd much, much moreEven if you have never tried a language guide before or you were 1. Language: English. Narrator: Enrique Aparicio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/186446/bk_acx0_186446_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All Day is a behind-the-bars, personal glimpse into the issue of mass incarceration via an unpredictable, insightful, and ultimately hopeful reflection on teaching teens while they await sentencing. Told with equal parts raw honesty and unbridled compassion, All Day recounts a year in Liza Jessie Peterson's classroom at Island Academy, the high school for inmates detained at New York City's Rikers Island. A poet and an actress who had done occasional workshops at the correctional facility, Peterson was ill prepared for a full-time stint teaching in the GED program for the incarcerated youths. For the first time faced with full days teaching the rambunctious, hyper, and fragile adolescent inmates, "Ms. P" comes to understand the essence of her predominantly black and Latino students as she attempts not only to educate them but to instill them with a sense of self-worth long stripped from their lives. "I have quite a spirited group of drama kings, court jesters, flyboy gangsters, tricksters, and wannabe pimps all in my charge, all up in my face, to educate," Peterson discovers. "Corralling this motley crew of bad-news bears to do any lesson is like running boot camp for hyperactive gremlins. I have to be consistent, alert, firm, witty, fearless, and demanding, and, most important, I have to have strong command of the subject I'm teaching." Discipline is always a challenge, with the students spouting street-infused backtalk and often bouncing off the walls with pent-up testosterone. Peterson learns quickly that she must keep the upper hand - set the rules and enforce them with rigor, even when her sympathetic heart starts to waver. Despite their relentless bravura and antics - and in part because of it - Peterson becomes a fierce advocate for her students. She works to instill the young men, mostly black, with a sense of pride about their history and culture, from their African roots to Langston Hughes and Malcolm X. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liza Jessie Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003106/bk_hach_003106_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Rice and beans is a very popular dish throughout Latin America and the Caribbean as well as in communities of Latino and Caribbean people elsewhere. Given the basic nature of its ingredients, rice and bean dishes exists in many regions of the world. This article, however, is primarily concerned with the Americas. The dish usually consists of white rice accompanied by brown, red or black, dry beans (typically Phaseolus vulgaris or Vigna unguiculata) and seasoned in various ways. Different regions have different preferences. In Brazil, for example, black beans are more popular in Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, while in most other parts of the country these are mostly only used in feijoadas. The New Orleans specialty known as "red beans and rice" is often accompanied by a side of smoked sausage or a fried pork chop.
The main idea behind this study is centered on two objectives. First, conducting a study that has never been done before exploring the patterns of migration through surveying a sample population of Latinos living and working in Tulsa, Oklahoma. And second, documenting how this population of Latinos has had an impact on the economic and cultural landscape within certain parts of the city. To begin, the study offers a brief historical review of Mexican and Latino immigration to Tulsa. Historically Tulsa has not been a traditional destination city for Latino immigrants as the history will show. Next, the book offers a review of not only certain academic works that relate to the study, but also the methods employed to conduct the study. This will give the reader an idea of how this study is similar and also different in regards to other studies of the like. The remaining portion of the study will focus on the migration patterns for a sample population of Latinos in Tulsa and how this Latino population''s presence is evident within the city.
This book provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of dual language education for Latina/o English language learners (ELLs) in the United States, with a particular focus on the state of Texas and the U.S.-Mexico border. The book is broken into three parts. Part I examines how Latina/o ELLs have been historically underserved in public schools and how this has contributed to numerous educational inequities. Part II examines bilingualism, biliteracy, and dual language education as an effective model for addressing the inequities identified in Part I. Part III examines research on dual language education in a large urban school district, a high-performing elementary school that serves a high proportion of ELLs along the Texas-Mexico border, and best practices for principals and teachers.This volume explores the potential and realities of dual language education from a historical and social justice lens. Most importantly, the book shows how successful programs and schools need to address and align many related aspects in order to best serve emergent bilingual Latino/as: from preparing teachers and administrators, to understanding assessment and the impacts of financial inequities on bilingual learners. Peter Sayer, The Ohio State University, USA
A Remezcla Best Book by Latino and Latin American Authors of 2019 Praise for Dark Constellations &#8220;A slim allegory written with a chat forum&#8217;s acrid wit . . . [A] spot-on depiction of tech-industry misogyny.&#8221; &#8212;The Atlantic &#8220;Oloixarac toggles between severity and satire with Borgesian ease, yet her bleak visions of a society so easily conquered by a small number of amoral innovators is eerily plausible, and captured with an evocative lyricism.&#8221; &#8212;AV Club &#8220;An ambitiously expansive novel.&#8221; &#8212;Vulture &#8220;Rendered in beautiful English by Roy Kesey, whose translation reveals the complex layers of scientific, mystical, and technological vocabulary that Oloixarac so fearlessly wields. . . A wonderfully bizarre mix of scientific treatise, hallucinogenic history, and cyberpunk thriller.&#8221; &#8212;World Literature Today &#8220;Combining esoteric sciences, arts, technologies, cultures, philosophies and even lexicons with heightened, poetic and dreamlike scenes and descriptions, [Oloixarac] transports readers into a reality at once entirely extraordinary and all too familiar.&#8221; &#8212;Spine Magazine &#8220; Dark Constellations delivers exactly what you want in high-end science fiction&#8212;a deep thinker of a novel with a wide-eyed gusto for getting weird.&#8221; &#8212;Southwest Review &#8220;Despite following characters whose actions are essential to the species-wide transformations the novel depicts, the narrative often has a sense of inevitability, as if Niklas, Cassio, and Piera were merely performing foreordained parts in a dance they are only dimly aware of . . . this is not a traditional story, in which character drives event, but rather one in which characters are driven to action by forces they don&#8217;t quite understand, and are helpless to resist.&#8221; &#8212; Strange Horizons &#8220;An enjoyable and enlightening read . . . readers are bound to close the book with an appreciation for Oloixarac&#8217;s erudition and skill.&#8221; &#8212;Asymptote Journal &#8220;Asks questions about exploration and colonization, about big data and the curve of an individual life, all while being weird and ambitious.&#8221; &#8212; Remezcla &#8220;Dark Constellations is a grand saga of the anthropocene fever dream, spanning numerous continents, centuries, and species. With the technophilic, psychedelic flair of Thomas Pynchon and William Gibson, Pola Oloixarac tacks up miles of red yarn between 19th-century explorers, Argentinian cryptographers, secluded island tribes, computational biologists, and more. A novel of high style and heavyweight ideas, Dark Constellations charts a sublime order through the ritualistic carnage of science. Also, sex.&#8221; &#8212;Tony Tulathimutte, author of Private Citizens &#8220;With Dark Constellations, Pola Oloixarac exceeds the high expectations she set with Savage Theories, her deliciously wicked debut. Whip-smart and gleefully irreverent, Oloixarac's new novel establishes her as Argentina's most ferocious literary export. Fusing sci-fi and slapstick, Dark Constellations goes where no American writer would dare to tread. If you thought satire was dead, you haven't been reading Pola Oloixarac.&#8221; &#8212;Adam Morris, author of American Messiahs: False Prophets of a Damned Nation &#8220; Dark Constellations has a daring and turbulent erudition. It&#8217;s a cyberpunk with the bright colors of Latin America.&#8221; &#8212;Carol Bensimon, author of We All Loved Cowboys &#8220;Intriguing and terrifying . . . [the] 19th century interludes that thread through the novel, a fever dream of sex and hallucinogenics and weird experiments, contrast beautifully against the straightlaced prose of Cassio and Piera&#8217;s story.&#8221; &#8212;Locus Magazine &#8220;This genre-defying novel blends science fiction with cyberpunk with naturalism to end up with something utterly original . . . Oloixarac is
A comprehensive source that demonstrates how 21st century Christianity can interrelate with current educational trends and aspirations The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education provides a resource for students and scholars interested in the most important issues, trends, and developments in the relationship between Christianity and education. It offers a historical understanding of these two intertwined subjects with a view to creating a context for the myriad issues that characterize--and challenge--the relationship between Christianity and education today. Presented in three parts, the book starts with thought-provoking essays covering major issues in Christian education such as the movement away from God in American education; the Christian paradigm based on love and character vs. academic industrial models of American education; why religion is good for society, offenders, and prisons; the resurgence of vocational exploration and its integrative potential for higher education; and more. It then looks at Christianity and education around the globe--faith-based schooling in a pluralistic democracy; religious expectations in the Latino home; church-based and community-centered higher education; etc. The third part examines how humanity is determining the relationship between Christianity and education with chapters covering the use of Christian paradigm of living and learning; enrollment, student demographic, and capacity trends in Christian schools after the introduction of private schools; empirical studies on the perceptions of intellectual diversity at elite universities in the US; and more. * Provides the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary to gain a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of the complex relationship between Christianity and education and its place in contemporary society * A long overdue assessment of the subject, one that takes into account the enormous changes in Christian education * Presents a global consideration of the subject * Examines Christian education across elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education will be of great interest to Christian educators in the academic world, the teaching profession, the ministry, and the college and graduate level student body.
How much does ethnicity matter to Mexican Americans today, when many marry outside their culture and some can't even stomach menudo? This book addresses that question through a unique blend of quantitative data and firsthand interviews with third-plus-generation Mexican Americans. Latinos are being woven into the fabric of American life, to be sure, but in a way quite distinct from ethnic groups that have come from other parts of the world. By focusing on individuals' feelings regarding acculturation, work experience, and ethnic identity--'and incorporating Mexican-Anglo intermarriage statistics--'Thomas Macias compares the successes and hardships of Mexican immigrants with those of previous European arrivals. He describes how continual immigration, the growth of the Latino population, and the Chicano Movement have been important factors in shaping the experience of Mexican Americans, and he argues that Mexican American identity is often not merely an 'ethnic option' but a necessary response to stereotyping and interactions with Anglo society. Talking with fifty third-plus-generation Mexican Americans from Phoenix and San Jose--'representative of the seven million nationally with at least one immigrant grandparent--'he shows how people utilize such cultural resources as religion, spoken Spanish, and cross-national encounters to reinforce Mexican ethnicity in their daily lives. He then demonstrates that, although social integration for Mexican Americans shares many elements with that of most European Americans, forces related to ethnic concentration, social inequality, and identity politics combine to make ethnicity for Mexican Americans more fixed across generations. Enhancing researchalready available on first-and second-generation Mexican Americans, Macias's study also complements research done on other third-plus-generation ethnic groups and provides the empirical data needed to understand the commonalities and differences between them. His work plumb