Research Question 1: How is school ethnic composition, as measured by the proportion of same-ethnicity peers in a school and school ethnic diversity, related to social and academic outcomes among Latino students?
Research Question 2: Does the relation between school ethnic composition and social and academic outcomes among Latino students depend on other characteristics of the school context?
Research Question 3: Does the relation between school ethnic composition and social and academic outcomes among Latino students depend on the characteristics of students?
The Intersection of School Ethnic Composition and Structure: Predicting Social and Academic Outcomes Among Latino Students
Moving Latino/a Students into STEM Majors in College: The Role of Teachers and Professional Communities in Secondary Schools
This research focuses on the predictors of STEM majors in college, focusing specifically on Latino/a students. Also, it examines the effectiveness of collaborative teaching communities in secondary schools. Lastly, this research focuses on teacher satisfaction and teaching practices on student outcomes.
Supplemental Instruction: The Effect of Demographic and Academic Preparation Variables on Community College Student Academic Achievement in STEM-Related Fields
This study evaluated the influence of input and environment variables associated with participation in supplemental instruction (SI) on student achievement outcomes at a community college. In particular, the study evaluated the relationships between student demographics and academic preparation, faculty and SI member demographics, levels of participation in SI, and academic achievement.
To determine the role HSIs play in increasing the participation and completion rates of Latino students in STEM education. Additionally, the study served to compare the experiences of Latino students in STEM at HSIs versus PWIs.
1) Do coaching intervention models in STEM courses contribute to student semester-to-semester persistence for Latino community college students who participate in these courses, when compared to students who don’t participate? 2) Do Latino community college students who participate in college STEM courses with coaching intervention models perform better, as measured by final course GPA, when compared to students who do not participate?
Predictors of Latina/o Community College Student Vocational Choice of STEM Fields: Testing of the STEM-Vocational Choice Model
1) Are there statistically significant effects of exogenous factors associated with observed vocational interest on the dependent variable of vocational choice in STEM at transfer for community college students? 2) Will the exogenous and observed variables in the STEM-VC model serve as a successful predictive model for the intention to major in a STEM field at transfer for Latina/o community college students? For White students? 3) Are there significant differences between Latina/o and White student respondents in the final STEM-VC model measurement and pathway model and what are these differences between the two ethnic populations?
Academic and Social Barriers to Black and Latino Male Collegians' Success in Engineering and Related STEM Fields
To identify and explore the academic and social experiences of African American (AA) and Latino American (LA) male collegians in engineering and other STEM fields. Specific attention was given to the factors that AA and LA male collegians report as “barriers” to their success in engineering.
Cross-Sectional Associations of Spanish and English Competence and Well-Being in Latino Children of Immigrants in Kindergarten
1. How are Latino children of immigrants’ first and second language competences related to their emotional and
behavioral well-being concurrently in kindergarten?
2. What are the contributions of child, home, and school factors to emotional and behavioral well-being after considering first and second language competences?
Academic Achievement Among STEM Aspirants: Why Do Black and Latino Students Earn Lower Grades Than Their White and Asian Counterparts?
Identify the institutional and student-level characteristics that significantly impact the cumulative GPA of graduating seniors, in particular those graduating seniors who entered college with an interest in majoring in STEM.
Analyze the effects of school level inputs (including school racial and poverty composition) on North Carolina students’ reading and math achievement from 4th through 8th grade.
This article proposes a new method for measuring school desegregation in multiracial districts, and uses the new method to measure the desegregation effects of magnet schools in Los Angeles.
Explores the normative and political difficulties experienced by racially diverse schools that are implementing detracking reform.
Test theories of racial differences in achievement among mono-racial and multi-racial high school students.
Firsthand account by Blacks, Whites, and Latinos who graduated in 1980 of how desegregation affected them during high school and later in life.
Relationship between school racial composition and the race-based gaps in mathematics achievement.
Examining the Academic Success of Latino Students in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Majors
1) To what extent does cultural capital and cultural congruity affect the academic performance of Latino students’ majoring in STEM fields? 2) To what extent does campus climate, as measured through academic-related experiences of Latino students in STEM majors affect their academic performance?
Examine the effect of Hispanic concentration on Hispanic educational outcomes.
Effects of housing and school segregation during childhood on academic performance in college.
Examines patterns of segregation in US schools through the 2003-2004 school year.
Brown Over "Other White": Mexican Americans' Legal Arguments and Litigation Strategy in School Desegregation Lawsuits
Why and with what results did Mexican American lawyers use arguments and strategies that did not draw on the constitutional substance of Brown?
Present method to understand concentrated disadvantage in K-12. Explore link between K-12 and college access. Examine concentrated disadvantage by race.
Structuring Inequality: How California Selectively Tests Classifies, and Tracks Language Minority Students
Processes and consequences of state-mandated classification, selective testing, and tracking of language minority students.
Describes the transformation of desegregation policy in San Jose, California where Latino students constituted the plaintiff class.
Examines differences in the provision of educational services to LEP students across schools with varying proportions of LEP student enrollment
Addressing Institutional Inequities in Education: The Case of Advanced Placement Courses in California
Evaluate equality of opportunities that students of different races/ethnicities/social classes & communities have to participate in AP courses in CA.
The Mexican American Struggle for Equal Educational Opportunity in Mendez v. Westminster: Helping Pave the Way for Brown v. Board of Education
To remember the importance of the Mendez case in the broader struggle for equal educational opportunity in the U.S..
Segregation & desegregation experience of Mexican American students & how desegregation remedies promoted or hindered their access to equal education.
The Race Gap in Student Achievement Scores: Longitudinal Evidence from a Racially Diverse School District
Examine when and how the Black-White and Hispanic-White test score gaps develop in the early elementary grades in a California school district.
Accountability in a Postdesegregation Era: The Continuing Significance of Racial Segregation in Florida's Schools
Association between racial segregation and the percentage of students passing high-stakes test in Florida’s schools.
How schools’ racial and ethnic mix of students and teachers influences black, white, and Latino students’ expectations, aspirations and attitudes.
Examines segregation, demographic change, and educational attainment in the Boston metropolitan area during 1990s.
Example of a segregated metropolitan region that produced a segregated school system & defied multiple efforts at significant school desegregation.
Assess whether racially diverse high schools offer equal education and opportunities to students of different racial/ethnic groups
The Schooling of Children of Immigrants: Contextual Effects on the Educational Attainment of the Second Generation
Examine the effect of the class & ethnic composition of the schools that second-generation youths attend in early adolescence on attainment & drop-out
School Racial Composition and Student Educational Aspirations: A Question of Equity in a Multiracial Society
Are levels of school support associated with student aspirations? If associated is it constant across schools with different racial/ethnic compositions?
The Effects of Racial Dissonance on the Academic Achievement and Self-Esteem of Hispanic Middle School Students
Assess the relevance of Rosenberg’s theory of racial dissonance with Hispanic middle school students.
Estimates of peer effects on student achievement, using a 1997 census of eight-grade achievement in Chile.
Examines student friendship patterns across racial/ethnic groups in multiracial schools
How Latino flight affects the resulting racial composition of the public schools?
Integrating Neighborhoods, Segregating Schools: The Retreat from School Desegregation in the South, 1990-2000
Examines the relationship between residential segregation, public school segregation, and private school enrollment in the South in the 1990s.
1) What is the prevalence and effects of Chicano segregation?
2) What is the history of Chicano segregation and racism towards Chicanos?
3) What are the contemporary issues in Chicano segregation? 4) What has been or can be done to integrate Chicano students?
Overview of US national demographic trends in school segregation and the results of research on immigrant children from Puerto Rico.
Historical overview of policies and judicial decisions concerning school segregation in the US, focusing on segregation of Hispanic/Latino students.
The relationship between growing minority enrollments in suburban schools and changes in segregation levels in suburban schools.
Addresses the relationship between school racial composition and educational outcomes.