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ERIC Number: ED020810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-25
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
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COWBOYS, INDIANS, AND AMERICAN EDUCATION.
HOWE, HAROLD, II
THE SCHOOLS ARE ACCUSED OF HAVING FAILED IN EDUCATING THE MEXICAN AMERICAN CHILD. ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS UNDERLYING THIS FAILURE IS ATTRIBUTABLE TO AN ANGLO AMERICAN POINT OF VIEW WHICH DISCOURAGES DIVERSE CULTURES IN OUR SOCIETY. THIS SAME POINT OF VIEW REFLECTS THE NOTION THAT THE AMERICAN CULTURE IS SUPERIOR TO ALL OTHER CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT MEXICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN MUST LEARN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE BUT SHOULD NOT HAVE TO REJECT THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE OR MEXICAN AMERICAN CUSTOMS. IT IS FURTHER SUGGESTED THAT CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION BE CONDUCTED IN OTHER LANGUAGES. REASONING FOR THIS APPROACH IS THE IMPROVEMENT OF OUR FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS. IN ORDER FOR THE SCHOOLS TO PROMOTE RESPECT FOR DIVERSE CULTURES, THEY MUST HAVE LEADERSHIP AND PROPER DIRECTION IN THE USE OF ADDITIONAL MONEY BEING MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH FEDERAL AND STATE AID. THIS ADDRESS WAS DELIVERED BEFORE THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEXICAN-AMERICANS (AUSTIN, APRIL 25, 1968). (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Department of Health Education and Welfare; Office of Education