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Status of Hispanics in America
On March 7, 2009, the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education sponsored a program where, "Hispanic academic and business leaders participated in a panel discussion about the status of Hispanic-Americans in higher education and the economy. Among the topics addressed were the significance of the growth of the Latino population, demographics, what President Obama can do, and the current economic downturn." Click on the image below to be taken to the C-Span Video Library website where you'll be able to watch the entire 2-hour presentation.

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education presentation of the Status of Hispanics in the United States on March 7, 2009

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Book: Cultural Diversity and Education: Foundations, Curriculum, and Teaching, 5/E
book cover: Cultural Diversity and Education: Foundations, Curriculum, and Teaching, 5/EPublisher's description: "This textbook gives students a strong background in the conceptual, theoretical, and philosophical issues in multicultural education. Cultural Diversity and Education is designed to help pre-service and in-service educators clarify the philosophical and definitional issues related to pluralistic education, derive a clarified philosophical position, design and implement effective teaching strategies that reflect ethnic and cultural diversity, and prepare sound guidelines for multicultural programs and practices. This book describes actions that educators can take to institutionalize educational programs and practices related to ethnic and cultural diversity. Dr. Banks has been the leading authority in the field of multicultural education for 30 years. This text provides students with a sound understanding of the conceptual, theoretical, historical, and philosophical issues in multicultural education, as well as curriculum and teaching strategies that can be used in the classroom." -- amazon.com

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Information Literacy includes digital literacy -- Media literacy is also an aspect of Information Literacy. A main point of information literacy is using resources from non-US resources. Even though for the Living Latino roundtable we're focusing on the USA, in general American education does not include enough international resources. This is one of the reasons we don't always view issues from multiple perspectives. One of the web pages in Europe's Information Society's Thematic Portal is Digital Literacy: Skills for the Information Society. Visit the site and explore the information available under their policies, activities, and quick links tabs.

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Book: Different perspectives on internationalization in higher education --
book cover: Different perspectives on internationalization in higher educationNote: This journal is available online from the Regent Library. Click this link and then login. After you login, highlight and copy this text (not the brackets): ( JN "New Directions for Teaching & Learning" and DT 20090601 ) and then paste the text into the textbox below: "Searching: Academic Search Complete" You should then see the list of all 10 articles.
Abstract:
"Although internationalization efforts in higher education have become increasingly driven by economic considerations, this is not the case for all initiatives, particularly those at the level of curriculum, where academic, social/cultural, ethical, political, and even environmental rationales feature more strongly." -- Wiley Online Library.

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Association of American Colleges and Universities -- "Founded in 1915, AAC&U's membership is comprised of institutions of higher education dedicated to ensuring that the advantages of a liberal education are available to all students regardless of background, enrollment path, academic specialization, or intended career." -- Who We Are, AAC&U
There are many Hispanic related resources to be found at the AAC&U site when you type "Hispanics" in the site's search field. One article that came up was titled, "Facts & Figures: Hispanics' Views on Higher Education." The article starts out by saying that, "Hispanics now represent the largest minority group in America, and increasing numbers of Hispanic students are enrolling in higher education at institutions of all sizes and types." It goes on to list their findings in three different areas. -- Click here to read entire article.

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book cover: Christian Higher Education in the Global Context: Implications for Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Administration Book: Christian Higher Education in the Global Context: Implications for Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Administration --
Publisher's Description: "These are the proceedings of the international conference hosted by UPOLI Polytechnic University of Nicaragua 15-19 November 2006 in Granada, Nicaragua, sponsored by the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education." -- amazon.com

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Are Hispanic Students the Future of Christian Colleges? -- "Christian college administrators and presidents recently gathered at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., to find new ways to reach these students." -- Read full article at: Black Christian News.com.

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Latino Christianity and The Future of American Evangelicalism -- "Rev. Samuel Rodriquez has been named one of the "7 most influential Hispanic leaders" in America. As President of the NHCLC that represents 16 million Hispanic Christians, Rodriguez boldly proclaims, "We want Hispanics to be the forerunners, and preservers, of our Christian faith" in America." -- Read full article at: National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

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