The Majority in the Minority: Expanding the Representation of Latina/O Faculty, Administrators, and Students in Higher Education
Jeanett Castellanos, Lee Jones, Laura I. RendonISBN: 157922072X;
"As a volume destined to be employed by researchers, practitioners and policy makers, "The Majority in the Minority" appears at the right time in our nation's demographic history. It connects us to the triumphs an tragedies of our Latino collective pastsand leads us to a more hopeful scenario for the future." -- from the Foreword by Laura Rendon Latinas/os are the largest ethnic minority groups in the U.S. They are propelling minority communities to majority status in states as disparate as California, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Texas. Their growth in the population at large is not reflected in higher education. In fact Latinos are the least represented population in our colleges and universities, whether as administrators, faculty or students; and as students have one of the highest levels of attrition. Opening access to Latinas/os, assuring their persistence as students in higher education, and their increased presence in college faculty and governance, is of...
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