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ERIC Number: ED019177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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AN OVERVIEW OF PROJECT LEER--BOOKS IN SPANISH FOR PUBLIC AND SCHOOL LIBRARIES IN THE UNITED STATES. (TITLE SUPPLIED).
SHEPARD, MARIETTA DANIELS
ALTHOUGH ACCURATE FIGURES ARE NOT AVAILABLE, SOME ESTIMATES PLACE THE SPANISH SPEAKING POPULATION OF THE U. S. AS HIGH AS 9 MILLION. THE PLIGHT OF THE SPANISH SPEAKERS HAS BEEN SERIOUSLY AFFECTED BY THE CHANGING LABOR MARKET WHICH IS DEMANDING MORE SKILLED LABOR. THE LANGUAGE BARRIER IS THE PRINCIPAL DETERRENT KEEPING SPANISH SPEAKING PEOPLE FROM CLIMBING THE ECONOMIC LADDER BECAUSE IT IMPEDES THEIR LEARNING PROCESS. HOWEVER, IN RECENT YEARS THE IMPORTANCE OF PRESERVING THEIR CULTURAL HERITAGE AND TEACHING THEM THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED. LIBRARIANS HAVE FOUND THAT THE READING LEVEL OF THE SPANISH SPEAKERS IS CONSIDERABLY BELOW THAT OF ENGLISH SPEAKING RESIDENTS AND THE TYPE OF READING MATERIAL NEEDED IS NOT READILY AVAILABLE. AS A RESULT, PROJECT LEER WAS ESTABLISHED FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPILING AND MAKING AVAILABLE LISTS OF SPANISH LANGUAGE BOOKS FOR PUBLIC AND SCHOOL LIBRARY USE. AS SOON AS DETAILED CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED, THE SELECTORS WILL BE NAMED AND GIVEN THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR DETERMINATION OF TITLES TO BE INCLUDED IN THE ANNUAL SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHIES TO BE ISSUED ON A SUBSCRIPTION BASIS. (ES)
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Authoring Institution: Pan American Union, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: PROJECT LEER