ERIC Number: ED192968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Challenge of the Eighties: Southeast Conference on the Education of Hispanics (Miami, FL, May 7-9, 1980).
Macbeth, Robert B., Comp.
Focusing on the problems of and recommendations for identified areas of concern in the education of Hispanics in the Southeast, this conference report has three major sections. Section I, "Conference Report," outlines the conference proceedings and presents a compilation of critical issues and recommendations concerning affirmative action, linguistically and culturally relevant program delivery, special needs, tests and research, bilingual instruction, access to Federal funds, parent and community involvement, and politics and Hispanic education. Section II, "Hispanic Educational Concerns," lists 13 issues and recommendations presented to the United States Secretary of Education. Broad major areas of concern include Hispanic representation in the Department of Education, bilingual education, effective programs for the disadvantaged, the Lau Remedies, recognition of foreign degrees, and the role of advocacy offices in the Department of Education. Section III, "Hispanic Parents and the Schools," recounts the extent to which Hispanic parents have been involved in the educational processes of their children, describes a program to promote parental involvement in the tutoring of their own children in the basic skills, and proposes a set of recommendations for those individuals involved in parental programs. (CM)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Affirmative Action, Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Government School Relationship, Hispanic Americans, Multicultural Education, Parent Participation, Politics, Problems, Program Development, Relevance (Education), Teacher Education, Test Validity, Tutoring
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Atlanta, GA. Region 4.
Identifiers: Lau v Nichols; United States (Southeast)