ERIC Number: ED198968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb-17
Reference Count: 0
Chicano Education: Clearer Objectives and Better Results.
Flores, Juan M.
In the 1980's the quality of education must improve for all students and particularly for Chicanos, who have not fared well in America's educational system as illustrated by the fact that as of 1977 fewer than 40% had completed high school. What is good education for Chicano students is good education for all students. All students should achieve intellectual discipline; economic and occupational competence; understanding of political processes and the responsibilities of citizenship; knowledge of physical and environmental health, ecological balance, and safety; appreciation of cultural diversity; and skill in the creative use of leisure time. Educational practitioners realize that objectives alone do not bring results; there must also be a consensus concerning the meaning of the objectives, the methods of teaching them, the personal and material resources required to accomplish them, and the process of evaluating the outcomes. Educational programs must be developed to be responsive to the student's individuality, learning style, socioeconomic and family background, language, and cultural heritage. In order to achieve successful programs for Chicanos or any other group, educators must make comprehensive long-range plans and must obtain the support and commitment of students, teachers, parents, community, business, and government. (JH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Association of School Administrators' Annual Convention (112th, Anaheim, CA, February 15-18, 1980).