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ERIC Number: ED016537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 1
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EDUCATION ACROSS CULTURES.
ZINTZ, MILES V.
PROBLEMS IN THE EDUCATION OF MINORITY ETHNIC GROUPS ARE THE SUBJECT OF THIS TEXT. LARGE POPULATIONS OF INDIANS, MEXICAN AMERICANS, AND SPANISH AMERICANS CONSTITUTE THE MINORITY GROUPS IN THE SIX SOUTHWESTERN STATES. A BASIC PURPOSE IN EDUCATING MINORITY GROUPS IS THE INCULCATION OF VALUES OF THE AMERICAN CULTURE. ONE MAJOR PROBLEM INVOLVES A LACK OF TEACHER SENSITIVITY TO THE SOCIO-CULTURAL DIFFERENCES THAT EXIST BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND THE CHILDREN THEY TEACH. TEACHERS MUST BECOME CONSCIOUS OF THE CHANGES NEEDED IN THE HEALTH, ECONOMY, AND EDUCATION OF THE MINORITY GROUP. THE INTER-DEPENDENCE OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE AND THE MANY FACTORS INFLUENCING LEARNING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ARE DESIGNATED AS FACTORS OF POOR ACHIEVEMENT. RECOMMENDED WAYS OF OVERCOMING EDUCATIONAL RETARDATION ARE PROFICIENT TEACHING OF ENGLISH AND REMEDIAL TEACHING. LISTENING SKILLS AND SPEAKING ACTIVITIES MUST FIRST BE REALIZED. THE APPENDICES CONTAIN SEVERAL AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, A GUIDE TO SOCIAL MORES OF THE NAVAJO, A READING LIST FOR RETARDED READERS, AND AN EXTENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY. THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE FROM WILLIAM C. BROWN COMPANY, INC., DUBUQUE, IOWA. (JS)
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Identifiers: University of New Mexico