ERIC Number: ED026151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct-2
Reference Count: 0
Language Instruction and Intergroup Relations, An Analysis of Language Instruction (Spanish and English) to Spanish-Speaking Learners in California Public Schools, in Relation to the Search for Better Intergroup Relations.
Guerra, Manuel H.
An effort has been made in this study to elucidate what social implications are inherent in the environmental teaching situations, and their correlation to the basic purposes and aims of each language instructional program. FLES, English as a Second Language, and Spanish for Spanish-speaking children programs are discussed. It is pointed out that the social value of these programs seldom becomes an integral part of the total program, thus, an opportunity to teach better intergroup relations is missed. The shortcomings of classroom grouping procedures are reviewed to indicate that they defeat their own purpose. It is recommended that language programs reflect community problems and needs, and Spanish instruction be used as a vehicle of intergroup understanding with English as a second language providing a means to that end. (SW)
Descriptors: Classroom Desegregation, Educational Philosophy, English (Second Language), Ethnic Grouping, FLES, Homogeneous Grouping, Intergroup Relations, Language Instruction, Mexican Americans, Second Language Programs, Spanish, Spanish Speaking
Bureau of Intergroup Relations, California State Dep. of Educ., 721 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, California 95814
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.