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Hispanic American dropouts;


Many Hispanic students, almost 1/3, dropout of high school, and it is important to understand the factors leading to this extremely high dropout rate (Munk, 2004). While only 9% of white and 12% of black students dropout of high school, the number of Hispanic dropouts is on the rise. The increase in Hispanic dropouts is not fully understood; however, research has shown that factors such as the parent's education, involvement, low expectations, school attitude, limited English skills, limited school funding, and cultural differences contribute to Hispanic dropout.

The paper is organized into five different chapters. The first chapter discussed the problem and the significance of Hispanics dropping out of school. It also gives the definitions of terms that relate to the topic. The second chapter discusses the consequences of dropping out. The third chapter addresses the warning signs of future Hispanic dropouts. It describes the different characteristics that a future dropout might have. The fourth chapter talks about the different solutions that can be made to keep students in school. The final chapter addresses how teachers can implement some of the strategies into their classroom.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

John E. Henning


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