Cultural Differences Between Male And Female Latinos

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Although in this paper I do not exclusively discuss Latinas as a separate entity, I would like to give some background on the differences between male and female Latinos. Female Latinos outnumbered their male counterpart (57% to 43%) in college classrooms (Lango 1995). Perhaps, this may be cultural since we see the same trend with US-born population (Lewin 2006). I just wanted to recognize that gender also plays a role in academic achievement in Latinos as well as other ethnic groups.
Primary education in the United States refers to the first eight-nine years of formalized education. The first year of primary education is known as kindergarten. Primary education has an important role in one 's development and functionality with The United States
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Activities, such as reading to children, enhance children 's language acquisition and increase early reading performance, and social development (Loeb, Fuller, Kagan, and Carrol, 2004). A National Household and Education Survey (NHES) from 1993 to 1999 indicate that Latino children ages 3 to 5 are less likely to have their parents read to them compared with non-Latino children. One theory for this gap is due to many Latino parents having long, irregular hours and do not have the time to invest into their child’s education. This study believes that families in which the primary home language is Spanish generally have especially low rates of participation in literacy activities. Thereby causing the children from these homes to be at a disadvantage before schooling even …show more content…
Incidentally, few people in the United States, including once myself, know of the major role that Mexican-Americans had in the civil rights movement, especially their impact on the legal struggles on school desegregation. One such case includes Mendez v. Westminster, in 1946, where a class-action lawsuit was filed to represent over 5,000 Mexican-American students in California (Valencia 2005). This case was the first successful constitutional challenge to segregation; actually, the U.S. District Court judge ruled that Mexican-American students’ Fourteenth Amendment rights were being

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