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Who Are These Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students?

by Eugene E. Garcia & Delis Cuéllar - 2006

The national demographic transformation that has become more evident in the last decade was easily foreseen at least 10 years ago. Our future student growth is as predictable: In a mere 35 years, White students will be a minority in every category of public education as we know it today, and non-English-proficient students will grow significantly. Unfortunately, these emerging majority ethnic and racial background students continue to be “at risk” in today’s social institutions.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 11, 2006, p. 2220-2246
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12803, Date Accessed: 4/18/2021 4:21:09 PM

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  • Eugene Garcia
    Arizona State University
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    EUGENE E. GARCIA is a Professor of Education and Dean of the College of Education at Arizona State University. Before joining Arizona State University in 2002, he was a Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Berkeley. From 1993 to 1995, he was the director of the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs at the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Delis Cuéllar
    Arizona State University
    DELIS CUÉLLAR is a doctoral student at Arizona State University, College of Education, in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program. Her research interests are Hispanic education and the perceptions of educational attainability of ethnic minorities. Delis received a bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley in psychology.
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