Tag Archives: Education

The Battle of Identity: Assimilation vs Integration

By Cynthia Ramos, Sociology ’14 I will start off by saying that the National Immigrant Integration Conference was one of the most amazing conferences I have ever attended.  The fact that it was full of such wonderful and passionate people, who desire and strive to make a change in the world, was amazing.  Being able […]

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“Respect, Reciprocity, and Real Work”: Decolonizing Classrooms through Parent Engagement

By Adam Delgado ’12 At the National Immigrant Integration Conference in Seattle, we were challenged to think about integration from a variety of perspectives: as researchers, community activists, and global citizens. One of the most encouraging aspects of the conference was the opportunity to meet other people from across the country that are dedicated to […]

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The Future of the Children of Immigrants: A Study of Latino Higher Education Aspirations and Abilities

This study examines the higher education aspirations and abilities, as well as outcomes, of young Latino children of immigrants. I aim to answer the following questions: How do various factors related to immigration affect Latino high school students’ personal aspirations and practical abilities to go on to higher education? What are the determining factors, with respect to […]

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Washington State Alternative Schools and Their Impact on Latino Success

I examined Washington alternative schools to see how well they are meeting the needs of their Latino students as compared to conventional schools.  The goals of this inquiry were to find where laws and practices could be changed to better serve Latino students and to see whether conventional schools could benefit from adopting some of […]

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Washington State K-12 Education and Latinos: An Examination of Policies and Practices

My report examines the relationship between Latinos and the Washington State K-12 education system. The catalyst was the implementation of the Washington State Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) as a graduation requirement. This implementation influenced my examination of the potential achievement gap between Latino and non-Hispanic white students and the efficacy of programs educating Limited […]

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The Experience of Latino Adult Learners in the State of Washington

The focus of this research is on Latino adult education at community and technical colleges in Washington. What are the challenges faced by adult learners? What type of support do community colleges offer to students? What type of support is provided by the state? Are adult education programs adequately meeting the needs of Latino/a adults? Methods: […]

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Assessing the Impact of Head Start on Latino Children and their Families

This project examines the impact of Head Start enrollment on Latino students in Washington State. Latino families are more likely to be living below the poverty line and to have the lowest level of education of any other group in the state. Their children enter school with undeveloped basic academic skills, which frustrates their progress […]

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The Washington State Nursing Shortage and the “Invisible” Hospital Workforce

My given topic was Latino employment in the service industry in Washington State. Through contacts my professor has with organizers for Service Employees International Union, I learned about the unionization efforts of hospital workers at Yakima Regional Medical Center, and this led me to focus on the experiences of Latinos working in hospitals and the […]

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