An R&D Approach to the Educational Challenges of the Growing Latino Population in the United States’ “New South”

Authors

  • Pedro Portes Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, University of Georgia
  • Rolf Straubhaar Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, University of Georgia http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6416-0519
  • Paula Mellom Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, University of Georgia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52242/gatesol.38

Keywords:

Latino students, New South, culturally responsive pedagogy

Abstract

The authors here outline three evidence-driven school-based initiatives of the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education at the University of Georgia: an afterschool program, culturally-responsive pedagogy training, and a longitudinal study of Latino students. All these initiatives focus on improving educational outcomes for Latino students throughout the state. 

Author Biographies

Pedro Portes, Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, University of Georgia

Pedro Portes is the Goizueta Foundation Distinguished Chair in Latino Teacher Education and the Executive Director of the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education at the University of Georgia. He is professor in educational and counseling psychology as well as a licensed professional counselor.

Rolf Straubhaar, Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, University of Georgia

Rolf Straubhaar is an Assistant Research Scientist and the Assistant Director for Research at the University of Georgia’s Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education. He is a former elementary school teacher and adult educator.

Paula Mellom, Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, University of Georgia

Paula Mellom is an Assistant Research Scientist and the Associate Director of the University of Georgia’s Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education. She is trained as a linguist, and has taught for decades in both K12 and university settings in the U.S. and Costa Rica.

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Published

12/13/2015

How to Cite

Portes, P., Straubhaar, R., & Mellom, P. (2015). An R&D Approach to the Educational Challenges of the Growing Latino Population in the United States’ “New South”. GATESOL Journal, 25(1). https://doi.org/10.52242/gatesol.38

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Innovative School-Based Program and Report