ERIC Number: ED041691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec-13
Reference Count: 0
Mexican American Educational Needs: A Report for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Arizona State Dept. of Public Instruction, Phoenix.
Listing significant educational problems and then establishing priorities and making recommendations are the tasks reported in this 1969 study by the Mexican American Committee for the Minority Group Educational Advisory Commission. It is noted that the problems of injustice in education of Mexican American children in Arizona are related to dropout problems and causes; failure of schools to increase Mexican American employability and provide more than social promotions to those who remain in school; and inadequately informed school staff about the cultural background of Mexican American children. Problem categories discussed include failure to (1) allow for cultural differences, (2) understand the unique language-learning problems, (3) recruit and encourage professional growth of Mexican American educators, and (4) relate to Mexican American parents and other adults. Needed compensatory services are described, and it is concluded that without careful planning, organizing, and implementing of sound educational programs, and without providing him educational services, the Mexican American child can never hope to keep up with his age peers -- and each year of accumulating regression carries with it a growing indifference to learning. (AN)
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Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Public Instruction, Phoenix.