Rendon validating culturally diverse
Hispanic students are the largest growing minority in the United States (Yosso, 2006) 4.Women will continue to outnumber men on college campuses (Gohn & Albin, 2006) 5.In twenty original chapters by the best educational policy thinkers throughout the K-16 system, the book presents a holistic, highly coordinated, systemwide approach to improving the education of minority students"The motivation for the quest that Laura Rendon shares in this book was the realization that she, along with many educators, had lost sight of the deeper, relationship-centered essence of education, and lost touch with the fine balance between educating for academics and educating for life." "Her purpose is to reconnect readers with the original impulse that led them to become educators; and to help them rediscover, with her, their passion for teaching and learning in the service of others and for the well-being of our society." "She offers a transformative vision of education that emphasizes the harmonic, complementary relationship between the sentir of intuition and the inner life, and the pensar of intellectualism and the pursuit of scholarship; between teaching and learning; formal knowledge and wisdom; and between Western and non-Western ways of knowing.
Paulsen (Ed.), Higher education: Handbook of theory and research (pp.
What is needed to transform these students is for faculty, administrators, and counselors to fully engage in the validation of students and to recognize that not all students can be expected to learn or to get involved in institutional life in the same way.