ERIC Number: ED199346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Hispanics: A Missing Link in Public Policy. The Official Report of an Hispanic Conference (Des Moines, Iowa, October 12-13, 1979).
Teran, Miguel A., Ed.; And Others
This report presents the proceedings of a conference on Hispanics and public policy. The report begins with five keynote addresses which, respectively, present an historical sociological overview of Hispanics in the U.S., analyze the effects on public policy of Hispanic population growth, assess the impact of Hispanic presence in the media, and review the representation of Hispanics in American literature. The second part of the report is composed of four papers that outline strategies for influencing policy in the area of justice, with specific attention given to the subjects of police-community relations, minority education, and the provision of interpreter service in the courts. Part three summarizes the Hispanic employment situation, while the fourth part of the report contains papers that concern educational issues such as bilingual education, educational attainment, and methods for changing educational policy. Covered in the fifth part of the report are the issues of health care among Mexican Americans and the use of interpreters in hospitals. Appended to the proceedings is a lengthy report on Chicanos and other Hispanics in Iowa, including recommendations for public policy. Also provided is a list of conference participants. (APM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Health Services, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Interpreters, Justice, Mass Media, Police Community Relationship, Public Policy
Spanish Speaking Peoples Commission, State Capitol, Des Moines, IA 50319 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa Board for Public Programs in the Humanities.; Iowa Arts Council/National Endowment for the Arts, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: Spanish Speaking Peoples Commission, Des Moines, IA.