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  • Dismantling Contemporary Deficit Thinkingby Richard R. Valencia

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    Deficit thinking is a pseudoscience founded on racial and class bias. It "blames the victim" for school failure instead of examining how schools are structured to prevent poor students and students of color from learning. Dismantling Contemporary Deficit Thinking provides comprehensive critiques and anti-deficit thinking alternatives to this oppressive... more...

  • Chicano School Failure and Successby Richard R. Valencia

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 58.95

    The third edition of the best selling collection, Chicano School Failure and Success presents a complete and comprehensive review of the multiple and complex issues affecting Chicano students today. Richly informative and accessibly written, this edition includes completely revised and updated chapters that incorporate recent scholarship and research... more...

  • Chicano Students and the Courtsby Richard R. Valencia

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 25.50

    In 1925 Adolfo ?Babe? Romo, a Mexican American rancher in Tempe, Arizona, filed suit against his school district on behalf of his four young children, who were forced to attend a markedly low-quality segregated school, and won. But Romo v. Laird was just the beginning. Some sources rank Mexican Americans as one of the most poorly educated ethnic... more...

  • The Evolution of Deficit Thinkingby Richard R. Valencia

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 68.95

    Deficit thinking refers to the notion that students, particularly low income minority students, fail in school because they and their families experience deficiencies that obstruct the leaning process (e.g. limited intelligence, lack of motivation, inadequate home socialization). Tracing the evolution of deficit thinking, the authors debunk the pseudo-science... more...

  • Intelligence Testing and Minority Studentsby Richard R. Valencia; Lisa Suzuki

    SAGE Publications 2000; US$ 42.00

    Intelligence Testing and Minority Students offers the reader a fresh opportunity to re-learn and re-consider the implications of intelligence testing. Richard R. Valencia and Lisa A. Suzuki discuss the strengths and limitations of IQ testing relative to the factors which may contribute to biased results. They review the history of the adaptation... more...

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