The 3rd Annual Latinx Education Summit: Silicon Valley, a partnership between Santa Clara University's School of Education & Counseling Psychology and The Foundation for Hispanic Education, was held April 21, on the Santa Clara University campus. The 2018 theme was "Language, Culture, and Identity in the Education of Latinx Students."
UCI Professor Gilberto Conchas was the breakout session speaker for the session "Cracks in the Schoolyard—Confronting Latino Educational Inequality."
About Professor Conchas
Gilberto Q. Conchas is Professor of Education, Director of Community Engagement and Student Success, and Faculty Equity and Diversity Advisor at UC Irvine.
Dr. Conchas’ work focuses on inequality with an emphasis on urban schooling systems. His research illuminates student voices and perspectives as a means to make meaning of their lives in urban communities and schools. Dr. Conchas focuses on the sociocultural processes within the school context that structure variations in educational opportunity for low-income immigrant and U.S-born Latino, Asian American, and African American youth. Numerous scholarly journals, including the Harvard Educational Review, Research in Sociology of Education, Urban Education, Youth & Society, and Teachers College Record, have published Dr. Conchas’ work. He is the author of The Color of Success: Race and High-Achieving Urban Youth (2006); Small Schools and Urban Youth: Using the Power of School Culture to Engage Youth (2008); StreetSmart SchoolSmart: Urban Poverty and the Education of Boys of Color (2012); Inequality, Power and School Success (2015); Cracks in the Schoolyard--Confronting Latino Educational Inequality (2015); and When School Policies Backfire: How Well-Intended Measures Can Harm Our Most Vulnerable Students (2016).