Erscheinungsdatum: 28.01.2013, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: The Economic Status of the Hispanic Population, Titelzusatz: Selected Essays (Hc), Redaktion: Davila, Alberto // Mora, Marie T., Verlag: Information Age Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: SOCIAL SCIENCE // Ethnic Studies // Hispanic American Studies // Bezug zu Latino-Amerikanern // Sozial // und Kulturgeschichte, Rubrik: Volkskunde, Seiten: 172, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 431 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Latinos are already the largest minority group in the United States, and experts estimate that by 2050, one out of three Americans will identify as Latino. Though their population and influence are steadily rising, stereotypes and misconceptions about Latinos remain, from the assumption that they refuse to learn English to questions of just how "American" they actually are. By presenting thirteen riveting oral histories of young, first-generation college students, Mario T. Garcia counters those long-held stereotypes and expands our understanding of what he terms "the Latino Generation." By allowing these young people to share their stories and struggles, Garcia reveals that these students and children of immigrants will be critical players in the next chapter of our nation's history. Collected over several years, the testimonies follow the history of the speakers in thought-provoking ways, reminding us that members of the Latino Generation are not merely a demographic group but rather real individuals, as American in their aspirations and loyalty as the members of any other ethnic group in the country.The complete list of narrators includes: Mariana Carreno, Tony Chiroldes, Monica Steuer, Adriana Sananes, Walter Krochmal, Rosie Berrido, Silvia Sierra, Luis Moreno, Martin Untrojb, Maria Cabezas, Lisa Ortiz, and Blanca Vasquez. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blanca Camacho, Mariana Carreno, Tony Chiroldes, Monica Steuer, Adriana Sananes, Walter Krochmal, Rosie Berrido, Silvia Sierra. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019558/bk_adbl_019558_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos comes a pivotal new book that explores the current and future power of the Latino vote in American politics.The face of the American voter is about to change dramatically. With the growth of the number of Latinos in the United States, there has never been a voting block with the potential to determine the outcome of so many elections, both nationally and locally. Hispanics in America, native-born as well as newly arrived immigrants, will forever alter the way this country votes, and even how the nation views itself.With a staggering population of more than 38 million and growing quickly, Latinos became the largest minority in America in 2003. The monumental effect Hispanics will have on all areas of American culture, especially politics, will be acutely felt as the 2004 presidential election heats up.Ramos argues that the political party that can correctly understand the wants and needs of Hispanics will triumph in most elections throughout the country, pushing forward that party's agenda and solidifying its hold on power.By outlining what political issues are important to them, Ramos underscores why America should care about bridging the gap of misunderstanding that exists between Latinos and non-Latinos, during this, the most divisive presidential election the country has witnessed in decades. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/000909/bk_harp_000909_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As the Latino population continues to rise in the United States and the number of Latino children entering the public schools increases, it is vital to consider the opportunities and the challenges they face learning a second language. This book analyzes the impact of the policies of the No Child Left Behind Act (2001) on the teaching and learning of 10 Latino English language learners (ELL) in an urban high school in Virginia. Learning a second language is a daunting task for immigrants transitioning to a new language and environment. Using ethnographic methodology, the researcher examined the interconnectedness of the federal policy (NCLB) with the pedagogy employed by faculty to support a learning climate for English language learners. Pedagogy that was built on respect, cultural identity, and critical thinking skills helped learners become actively engaged. The practices of caring teachers enabled them to serve as advocates, helped forge relationships of respect and trust, and encouraged students to succeed academically. The students voices said it themselves, ¡Qué nos dé una chanza! [Give us a chance!]
The ethnic population in the U.S. continues to increase in cities and urban areas. For meeting public needs and building healthy urban parks and recreation services, the perceptions, values and needs of our nation's growing multicultural, diverse ethnic minority populations with respect to urban parks and forests and their management need in-depth assessment. Existing research on how ethnic and sociocultural background affects recreational experiences is inadequate. This knowledge gap hinders a recreation manager's ability to provide a high quality recreation experience for visitors. This study examined differences in outdoor recreation preferences and participation patterns both across and within selected population subgroups, i.e., Hispanic/Latino, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, African American, and Anglo or White groups. More specifically, this study explored: a) inter-ethnic variations in outdoor recreation characteristics (patterns, activity participation, and preferences) across various population subgroups and b) the influence of acculturation on intra-ethnic variability in outdoor recreation characteristics (patterns, activity participation, and preferences).
This project used a pilot evaluation tool to measure success of an intervention, Jump Into Food and Fitness (JIFF), a nutrition and exercise program geared towards children. The program was evaluated for its effectiveness in the Latino population in central Ohio. The evaluation tool was used to evaluate knowledge attained as well as behavior changes associated with the program. The results and limitations of the study are discussed within.
There is a paucity of information to help guide mental health practitioners explore the ways that racism influences a client?s well being (Harrell, 2000). The stress caused by racism has been documented to affect the psychological well being of minorities (Harrell, 2000, Clark, Anderson, Clark, & Williams, 1999). The majority of the research involving race related stress has focused almost exclusively on African Americans. Despite the growing Latino population in the United States, there is substantially less research examining their perceived discriminatory experiences (Araujo & Borrell, 2006). Although the elderly subgroup is a population that has been largely ignored in the research with Latinos, it has been established that they are at a high risk for multiple psychological and physical ailments (Tran, Fitzpatrick, Berg, & Wright, 1996, Black, Markides, & Miller, 1998, Canabal & Quiles, 1995, Gonzalez, Haan, & Hinton, 2001, Harris, Eastman, Cowie, Flegal, & Eberhardt, 1999). This work investigated factors that impact the relationship between race related stress and quality of life of first generation immigrant Latino elders.