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ERIC Number: ED016563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
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CONSUMER EDUCATION FOR MEXICAN-AMERICANS.
GROMATZKY, IRENE
CONSUMER EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES WERE ALWAYS MEANT TO BE AVAILABLE TO ALL INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES. HOWEVER, THOSE WITH THE GREATEST FINANCIAL NEED, INCLUDING MANY MEXICAN AMERICANS, OFTEN RECEIVE THE LEAST AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE, DUE TO THE LACK OF SKILLED PERSONS TO BREAK THROUGH COMMUNICATION BARRIERS. WHILE PLANNING CONSUMER EDUCATION PROGRAMS, HOME ECONOMISTS HAVE FOUND THAT MEXICAN AMERICANS VALUE THE SAME BASIC THINGS FOR THEIR FAMILY AS DO OTHERS, FOR EXAMPLE, GOOD HEALTH, COMFORTABLE HOMES, ATTRACTIVE AND COMFORTABLE CLOTHING, TIME TO ENJOY FRIENDS AND FAMILY, AND MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEIR CHILDREN. NEW IDEAS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING CONSUMER EDUCATION FOR MEXICAN AMERICANS ARE EVOLVING FROM THREE PROGRAMS IN TEXAS--(1) THE RESEARCH STUDY IN EL PASO, (2) CONSUMER EDUCATION PROGRAM, COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE, EL PASO, AND (3) FAMILY AND HOME MANAGEMENT COMPONENT, COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM, TARRANT COUNTY. THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF THESE PROGRAMS, FAMILY STABILITY WILL BE ATTAINED BECAUSE OF MORE ADEQUATE CONSUMER COMPETENCE. MORE IMMEDIATE RESULTS COULD BE REALIZED BY EMPLOYING ADDITIONAL HOME ECONOMISTS WHO WOULD BE ABLE TO REACH MORE PEOPLE. THIS PAPER WAS PREPARED FOR THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEXICAN-AMERICANS, AUSTIN, TEXAS, APRIL 25-26, 1968. (ES)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.
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