Help your Latino students become college-bound!
You know that your Latino students face harsh odds. By the numbers, Latinos are the most underrepresented group on college campuses. How can educators guide students to overcome those barriers? This groundbreaking book has the answers you need, brought together from the nation's most outstanding college-readiness programs for Latino students.
Concha Delgado Gaitan, an award-winning professor, scholar, and first-generation Latina college graduate, shares winning strategies that work—districtwide and within your school. In this book, you'll find guidance on:
- Creating a "college culture" in elementary, middle, and secondary schools, both within the classroom and throughout the building
- Working with families and community organizations to promote Latino students' school achievement and college goals
- Best practices for coaching students, including five essentials for college preparedness
Whether you're a superintendent, principal, counselor, or classroom teacher, Creating a College Culture for Latino Students can help you make a difference in the lives of your Latino students and support them on their path to college.
"Delgado Gaitan's writing justifies the need for a comprehensive strategy starting at an early age in a child's life to ensure the dream of a college education."
—Rosemary Papa, Del and Jewell Lewis Endowed Chair of Educational Leadership
Northern Arizona University
"The inclusion of stories depicting the actual and courageous journeys that students have traveled to achieve their goal is both poignant and impressive. Of particular note, Delgado Gaitan covers the topic of college planning with parents, a critical component of the successful Latino experience."
—Carmella S. Franco, Former Superintendent and State-Appointed Trustee