Although the United States has no official language, English is by far the most spoken language in the U.S. That being said, approximately 40 million people speak Spanish at home in the United States (United States Census Bureau, 2017). There is little legislation regarding the use of Spanish instruction outside of language classes, and with such a large percentage of the U.S. population speaking English, most schools instruct their students in English. Some schools, however, have made attempts to enforce “English-only” policies, which is where the problem lies.
Diversity amongst teachers in K-12 education is significantly low in the United States. The teachers found in K-12 schools are predominantly white and diversity is often not found in schools. However, the racial diversity amongst K-12 students is slightly more balanced, and is even expected to increase in the U.S.
Desde los años sesenta las investigaciones demostraron que el estatus socioeconómico (recursos económicos, sociales y culturales) ocupaba el mayor peso explicativo en los resultados de los aprendizajes de los estudiantes (Coleman 1966; Watkins 1997). Este hallazgo impulsó el interés de los estudiosos en profundizar el conocimiento sobre esta estrecha asociación, que se ha mantenido a lo largo de los años, no obstante lo múltiples intentos realizados por revertirla.
The 2017 Global Gender Gap Report was just released revealing another year of improvements for Latin America in decrease the gap between men and women in all aspects of society.
El objetivo de la presente investigación es analizar las características asumidas por el proceso de adaptación académica de los estudiantes migrantes incorporados a la educación básica y media de la ciudad de Arica, contexto de investigación caracterizado por su situación bi-fronteriza.
The current Brazilian crisis is not only a result of corruption scandals. Apart from corruption, fiscal and external deteriorating conditions have contributed to the ongoing political instability. Michel Temer, from the center-right Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), started to rule after the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff (Workers’ Party – PT). Despite the fact that Temer was found to be involved in several scandals, his government had sufficient power to push for economic reforms. Temer succeeded in passing a constitutional change limiting government primary expenditures.
The digital divide between Latinos and Non-Latinos in the United States is narrowing, but what does that really mean?
Dr. Maureen Porter has always been surrounded by indigenous cultures. Some of her favorite memories were going on outings with her diverse extended family.
When one considers Mexican immigration to the U.S., many envision groups of poor families sluggishly yet relentlessly crossing numerous boundaries in order to reach the land presumed to abound with opportunities. However, in some cases, the families that cross the U.S./Mexican border are not impoverished but affluent, using the resources they have to escape the violence that continually looms over them.