Achieving Equity for Latino Students
This book provides a critical discussion of the role that select K–12 educational policies have and continue to play in failing Latino students.
Rendon, 1994 / / October 1994
As this study progressed, it became clear that how students got involved in college told only part of the story about student learning and growth. Carefully analyzing student responses led to an even more interesting dynamic: how nontraditional students who came to college expecting to fail suddenly began to believe in their innate capacity to learn and to become successful college students. This article focuses on how students who come to the academy consumed with self-doubt or expecting to fail are being transformed into students excited about higher learning. The ground-breaking study of women as learners, Women's Ways of Knowing (Belenkey, Clinchy, Goldberger, & Tarule, 1986), provided the most important perspectives to this analysis. In their study of "ordinary" women, the researchers found that women who had been treated as stupid or incompetent yearned for acceptance and validation.