ERIC Number: ED045243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Nov-20
Reference Count: 0
The Mexican-American Child: Problems or Talents?
Guerra, Manuel H.
In this paper, presented at the 1965 Annual Conference on the Education of Spanish-Speaking Children and Youth, the author discussed the moral issue of social and economic injustice as related to Mexican Americans. He pointed out the inequities of unemployment, poverty, and education which are part of the background of the problems facing the Mexican American child. Participants in the conference were reminded of the fact that other conferences on Mexican Americans had failed because discussions of problems fell on deaf ears or because of failure to initiate or implement the recommendations which were made. In summarizing, the author cited the need for (1) sincere efforts to understand the culturally different child, (2) recognition of his talents and problems, (3) reinforcement of his self-confidence, (4) appropriate educational and guidance programs, (5) appropriate teacher preparatory schools and in-service workshops, (6) equal social and economic opportunities, and (7) cooperation of all segments of society. (EJ)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at 2nd Annual Conference on the Education of Spanish-Speaking Children and Youth (Richard Garvey School, South San Gabriel, California, November 20, 1965)