ERIC Number: ED186200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
VALE: Value Assessment Latino Education, a Needs Assessment Model for Latino Children.
Kunkel, R. C.; Tucker, S. A.
Over 2,000 interviews, questionnaires, and observations obtained needs assessment information from students, teachers, school administrators, and community members with the 4 major objectives being to help Latino children and parents articulate their educational needs, to help South Bend Community School Corporation interpret these needs in deliverable terms, to demonstrate to Latino people that their perceptions are valued, and to inform service providers of Latino needs. The assessment led to six general recommendations for meeting Latino needs: (1) improve language skills and school achievement, (2) decrease student dropout rate, (3) address educational problems related to family mobility, (4) increase compatibility between home culture and school experience, (5) alleviate stress generated by personal and family economics, and (6) coordinate state and local resources to meet student needs. The delivery strategy task force translated these general recommendations into specific actions in the areas of educational policy, curriculum, staffing, extra curricular activities, student services, community involvement, and program evaluation. For each area, recommendations were directed to the local school, community agencies (including churches), and state agencies (including the legislature). (JH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Change Strategies, Church Role, Community Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Dropouts, Economic Factors, Educational Attitudes, Educational Discrimination, Educational Needs, Extracurricular Activities, Latin Americans, Migrant Education, Multicultural Education, Parent School Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Role, Spanish Speaking, State School District Relationship, Student Needs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Latinos; South Bend Community Schools IN
Note: Paper presented at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Convention (San Francisco, CA, March, 1978). Best copy available.