ERIC Number: ED191638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Mexican American Education Fact Sheets and Mini Reviews.
McKinnon, Linda T.; And Others
This collection of fact sheets and mini reviews deals with various problem areas in Mexican American education. "Mexican Americans in Higher Education" identifies the major factors (primarily money and language) which affect low enrollment and high attrition of Mexican Americans in institutions of higher learning, and suggests that colleges recruit more Mexican Americans, provide more effective counseling, and establish more Chicano programs. "Chicanas and Politics" presents a bibliography in six categories, covering the period from 1970 to 1978, which deals with the Chicana's activism in her struggle against racism, sexism, exploitation, and stereotypes. "Multicultural Education and Mexican Americans" looks at the failures of the American educational system to assimilate and acculturate Mexican Americans, and implies that the major factor for this discrepancy is the failure to understand the Mexican American student; the importance is stressed of approaches and attitudes of teachers and administrators in providing quality education for these students. "Library Services for Mexican Americans: Problems and Solutions" emphasizes problems in holdings, indexing, staffing, and locating materials in public, school, and university libraries and illustrates models and suggestions for solutions. (JD)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingualism, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Stereotypes, Higher Education, Library Services, Mexican American Education, Mexican Americans, Politics, Program Descriptions, Social Discrimination, Social Problems
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.
Identifiers: Chicanas; United States (Southwest)