ERIC Number: ED212143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
ACABA: An Alternative for Underachieving Chicano Youth.
Pulido, J. Alex
Project ACABA attempts to provide choices and alternatives for the students. Through its techniques and processes, students are provided instruments to search for their own identities, learn the skills necessary to rebuild damaged self-concepts, and to allow them the freedom to make their own choices, thereby allowing them to experience competence and improved self-worth. Confluent teaching seeks to integrate the cognitive and affective domains. The study described here was undertaken in Santa Barbara Junior High School (California) to determine if ACABA students would achieve more positive gains than those students who participate in the regular educational program. Two groups of 25 students in the project met daily for one class period for the total year, approximately 40 weeks. As much as possible, classroom learning activities were correlated with the objectives of ACABA. A concerted effort was made to draw learning experiences from the daily living needs of students, to develop pride in one's own cultural heritage, and to develop respect for other cultures. There seemed to be more favorable results for ACABA students than for the control group. (AMH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Affective Behavior, Bilingual Education, Cognitive Style, Cultural Awareness, Humanistic Education, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Motivation, Secondary Education, Self Actualization, Spanish Speaking, Underachievement
Not available separately. See FL 012 738.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.
Identifiers: Bilingual Programs; Chicanos
Note: Published as part of the Ethnoperspectives Project. For volumes 1 and 2 of that project, see ED 200 005 and 203 663. For related documents, see FL 012 738 and FL 012 740-769.