ERIC Number: ED025355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Education and the Mexican American Community in Los Angeles County. Report of the California State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
The California State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held an open meeting in east Los Angeles in June 1967, to collect information about civil rights problems in the Mexican American community. The meeting dealt particularly with problems in education. Specific problems presented by parents, students, and community leaders centered on the lack of effective communication between the school system and its minority constituency, and included parental involvement, indifference of school personnel, inadequacy of curriculum, insufficiency of special program funding, and recency of problem recognition. Recommendations made by the Committee to both Federal and State governments included: (1) adequate appropriations to continue, expand, and initiate new programs designed to aid Mexican Americans; (2) teacher-training programs designed to encourage involvement by bilingual and Mexican American teachers; (3) investigations of standardized testing instruments for cultural bias and development of bilingual and bicultural tests; and (4) expansion of the curriculum to include bilingual and bicultural materials that relate to the minority communities. (DK)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Environment, Educational Discrimination, Educationally Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Equal Facilities, Ethnic Distribution, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Parent Teacher Cooperation, School Community Relationship, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Distribution, Teacher Placement
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: California; California (Los Angeles County)