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ERIC Number: ED012194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
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SPANISH-AMERICAN SCHOOLS IN THE 1960'S.
KNOWLTON, CLARK S.
IN THIS SPEECH TO THE TEACHERS OF LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO, THE AUTHOR REFERS TO THE RICH SPANISH, MEXICAN, AND INDIAN CULTURES AVAILABLE FOR SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY IN NORTHERN NEW MEXICO AND SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES. HE BELIEVES THE PLIGHT OF THE INDIANS AND THE SPANISH AMERICAN PEOPLE IS DUE TO DEPRIVATION FROM POLITICAL OFFICE, SOCIOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT, ECONOMIC SECURITY, EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS, AND FROM LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THEIR OWN HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS. THIS DEPRIVATION RESULTS FROM THE ANGLO-AMERICAN CONTROL AND INFLUENCE IN SCHOOL AND GOVERNMENT. TO PROMOTE THE SPANISH AMERICAN CAUSE, THE AUTHOR PROPOSES A PLAN WHICH IS--(1) TO EVALUATE THE SPANISH AMERICAN HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL ROLES IN THE FUTURE OF THE SOUTHWEST, (2) TO MAKE THE SPANISH AMERICAN PEOPLE AND ENTIRE NATION AWARE OF THEIR TRAGIC EXPERIENCES, (3) TO AROUSE THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS SO THAT THE CONDITIONS OF POVERTY, DISCRIMINATION, AND APATHY MAY BE OVERCOME, AND (4) TO INSTRUCT THE BILINGUAL MEXICAN AMERICAN AND SPANISH AMERICAN STUDENTS IN BOTH SPANISH AND ENGLISH. DR. KNOWLTON CONCLUDES BY SAYING THAT THE RESULTANT BETTER EDUCATION WILL ENABLE THESE PEOPLE TO BECOME MORE ACTIVE IN ASSUMING THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE IN SOCIETY. THIS SPEECH WAS PREPARED FOR THE 1966 TEACHER ORIENTATION (WEST LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO CITY SCHOOLS, AUGUST 31, 1966). (JH)
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Identifiers: Nevada (Las Vegas); NEW MEXICO; New Mexico (San Miguel County); United States (Southwest)