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ERIC Number: ED002617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Jan
Pages: 31
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MEXICAN-AMERICAN SEMINAR.
Arizona State Employment Service, Phoenix.
A SERIES OF SPEECHES DELIVERED AT A SEMINAR ON EDUCATIONAL INNOVATIONS FOR THE SPANISH-SPEAKING CHILD IS PRESENTED. REPRESENTATIVE SPEECHES ARE DISCUSSED. THE LATIN-AMERICAN IN THE SOUTHWEST IS A CONGLOMERATION OF MANY CULTURES AND PEOPLES. HE COMPOSES THE NEWEST IMMIGRANT AND THE OLDEST SETTLER, THE HAUGHTY SPANIARD AND THE STOLID INDIAN. HIS LOYALTY TO HIS COUNTRY IS UNQUESTIONED, YET HE IS OFTEN EXCLUDED FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE LARGER SOCIETY. POLITICAL PRESSURE IS A MEANS TO HELP THE LATIN-AMERICAN WHOSE RESOURCES CAN GREATLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE SOCIETY AND CULTURE AROUND HIM. A PRESCHOOL PROGRAM FOR NON-ENGLISH-SPEAKING CHILDREN CAME INTO BEING AS A RESULT OF CONCERN ABOUT CHILDREN WHO ENTERED THE FIRST GRADE WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE OF ENGLISH AND WHO CONSEQUENTLY DEVELOPED EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS, DID POORLY THROUGHOUT SCHOOL, AND BECAME DROPOUTS. TO ENABLE NON-ENGLISH-SPEAKING STUDENTS TO COMMUNICATE WITH TEACHERS UPON ENTERING SCHOOL, A PROGRAM OF 120 HOURS OF INSTRUCTION WAS ORGANIZED, IT STRESSED A 400 BASIC WORD VOCABULARY. DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAVE MANY PROGRAMS UNDERWAY TO IMPROVE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR BILINGUAL CHILDREN WITHOUT NECESSITATING SEGREGATION. THE PROGRAMS EMPHASIZE THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD, READING AND SPEAKING IMPROVEMENT, SUMMER SCHOOL, AND TEACHER WORKSHOPS. OTHER TOPICS PRESENTED INCLUDE THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDENT AND PARENT, THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH TO SPANISH-SPEAKING PUPILS, DROPOUTS, SPECIAL BILINGUAL PROGRAMS, AN ANALYSIS OF DATA ON SPANISH-SPEAKING PEOPLE, AND MOTIVATION TO BE STRESSED IN AREAS OF EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT.
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Authoring Institution: Arizona State Employment Service, Phoenix.
Identifiers: Arizona (Phoenix)