Tuesday, December 18, 2012

What I'm Reading Right Now

I'm reading this right now to help guide our curriculum development and lesson planning:

Understanding the Language Development and Early Education of Hispanic Children

by Eugene E Garcia and Erminda H Garcia

I've learned quite a bit so far.  And I'll be posting some startling statistics and lessons learned.

Here's the first one:

"In the 0 to 8 age group in 2000, almost 46% of the Hispanic children had mothers who had not graduated from high school, while this was the case for only 9% of White [children 0 to 8]."

And ever more scary:

"Twenty percent of Hispanic children had mothers who had not gone beyond the 8th grade compared to 1%" of White children.

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