ERIC Number: ED222139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Report on State Services to the Hispanic Population of Wisconsin.
Fernandez, Ricardo R.; And Others
The scope and quality of services provided to Hispanic persons in Wisconsin were investigated in 1976 by the Governor's Council for Spanish Speaking People and comparisons were made to findings of 1971 and 1974 reviews. Detailed questionnaires were developed for each state agency, and five hearings were held in different locations within the state. For each of the following agencies, information is provided on their functions, questionnaire responses, and council recommendations: Educational Communications Board; Higher Educational Aids Board; Department of Public Instruction; State Historical Society; University of Wisconsin System; Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education System; Department of Administration; Department of Agriculture; Department of Industry, Labor, and Human Relations; Department of Regulation and Licensing; State Manpower Council; Department of Health and Social Services; Department of Justice; Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice; Department of Business Development; Office of the Commissioner of Credit Unions; Department of Local Affairs and Development; Department of Natural Resources; Department of Revenue; and Department of Transportation. The following problem areas are identified: Hispanics are too often identified with migrant workers; Hispanics are frequently combined with other groups under the broader category of "minorities"; policy that is set at upper administrative levels is often not implemented at the lower and middle administrative levels; and token efforts to meet responsibilities to the Hispanic population often substitute for permanent change within the agency. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Affirmative Action, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Delivery Systems, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Practices, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Multicultural Education, Needs Assessment, Personnel Policy, Public Policy, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, State Agencies, State Surveys, Student Financial Aid, Technical Education, Undergraduate Study, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Governor's Council for Spanish Speaking People, Madison.
Identifiers: Blue Ribbon Commissions; Wisconsin