ERIC Number: ED021648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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Spanish Speaking Children of the Southwest, Their Education and the Public Welfare.
Manuel, Herschel T.
Differences in cultures and economic status have historically divided the southwest, and the hostility and mistrust brought about by these differences still exist. It is the purpose of this book to present the problems of Spanish-speaking children, to point out basic relationships and trends, and to consider possible ways of meeting specific needs. Population distribution and present educational procedures and philosophies are listed. Students, parents, and teachers describe problems of the child, in particular those problems due to the language barrier. It emphasizes the fact that schools need all available devices to offer more contact with spoken and written English. A major step would be to authorize the school to extend its work to the 5-year-old Spanish-speaking child. Although command of the English language is virtually a necessity, Spanish-speaking children at some point in their lives should have an opportunity to become literate in their mother tongue. (FS)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Bilingualism, Church Programs, Cultural Differences, Economically Disadvantaged, Education, Mexican American Education, Mexican Americans, Migrant Children, Spanish Americans, Spanish Speaking
University of Texas Press, Austin 78712
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Identifiers: Arizona; California; Colorado; New Mexico; Texas