ERIC Number: ED038765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Special Needs of Mexican-Americans: PROJECT DESIGN. Educational Needs, Fresno, 1968, Number 27.
Palomares, Uvaldo H.
Educational needs of Mexican-Americans in the Fresno City Unified School District are assessed as part of PROJECT DESIGN, funded under ESEA Title III. Representative cross-sections of both the Mexican-American and non-Mexican-American populations of Fresno were contacted. Individuals interviewed in groups and individually totalled 153. The sample of Mexican-Americans included children, young adults, parents, professionals, and organizations. The non-Mexican-American population was composed of citizens, teachers, principals, school managers, and administrators in city agencies involved with Mexican-Americans. A classification matrix established for all the reports of PROJECT DESIGN is used to organize the data and recommendations. The major conclusion is that a negative self-image exists among Mexican-American students and that negative school conditions surround them. Recommended changes in the attitudes of educators and educational procedures are outlines. Related documents are EA 002 841, EA 002 843, and EA 002 845. (MF)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Curriculum Development, De Facto Segregation, Decision Making, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Planning, Human Relations, Master Plans, Mexican Americans, Negative Attitudes, Self Concept, Urban Education
Fresno City Unified School District, Calif. 93707
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fresno City Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California (Fresno); Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III