ERIC Number: ED032440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Ethnics on Education: Report on a Conference of Spanish-Speaking, Amerindian, and Negro Cultural Leaders on Southwestern Teaching and Learning.
Burger, Henry G., Ed.
In May 1968, 10 leaders of Southwestern minority groups--Amerindians, Blacks, and Spanish-speaking--gathered to share their educational problems and discuss collective solutions. From their thoughts on assimilation and integration, on living conditions, curriculum, local school board control, and teacher education, two ambivalences emerged: (1) While the child should be educated to make a living in the modern world, he should also remain within the ethnic cultural fold. (2) While minority groups resent not having political power, some still fear formally organized political action groups. Remedies for these ambivalences and for the inferior education offered to non-Anglo children may lie in a pluralistic (rather than "melting pot") approach to culture in the schools, in different educational goals for non-Anglos, and most importantly--because each tribe and minority group is unique--in local ethnic control. (Appended are a 54-item bibliography and brief biographies on the participating groups: American G.I. Forum, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Council on Spanish American Work, Inter-Agency Committee on Mexican American Affairs, League of United Latin American Citizens, NAACP, Navajo Amerindians, and Pueblo Amerindians. ED 024 653 is a related document.) (LP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.