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Learning from Latino Teachers

Learning from Latino Teachers

Gilda Ochoa

ISBN: 978-0-787-98777-0

Oct 2007

288 pages

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Learning from Latino Teachers offers insightful stories and powerful visions in the movement for equitable schools. This compelling book is based on Gilda Ochoa’s in-depth interviews with Latina/o teachers who have a range of teaching experience, in schools with significant Latina/o immigrant populations. The book offers a unique insider's perspective on the educational challenges facing Latina/os. The teachers’ stories offer valuable insights gained from their experiences coming up through the K-12 system as students, and then becoming part of the same system as teachers.

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About the Author.


1. Listening to Latina/o Teachers.

2. Explaining the Achievement Gap.

3. Understanding the Experiences of Latinas/os in the United States.


4. Learning from Latina/o Families.

5. What Do We Give Up for an Education?

6. Supporting Latinas/os Throughout the Educational Pipeline.


7. Detracking Inequality.

8. Eliminating High-Stakes Testing.

9. Strategies for Effective Teaching.

10. Conclusion: Love and Justice in Our Schools.



  • Focuses on the fastest growing demographic in the U.S.
  • Unique insider’s perspective on educational challenges for Latinas/Latinos
  • Interviews were conducted in schools with significant Mexican-American and Mexican/Central American immigrant populations
  • Wide range of experience in teachers profiled (from new to nearly retired)