ERIC Number: ED225730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Situacion del Chicano en las Universidades de Los Estados Unidos (Situation of the Chicano in the United States Universities).
Chicanos attending universities in the United States are, in general, frustrated individuals. With two languages and two cultures, they feel uneasy in both and usually go to the university with an inferiority complex. In spite of these shortcomings, Chicanos are, generally, subjected to the same entrance exams and requirements as the rest of the students. Their academic deficiencies, which are sometimes very serious, are ignored. However, some universities are becoming aware of the problems and the unfairness of the admission procedures. These universities are changing, establishing some new entrance considerations and examinations and admission procedures, setting up unique programs of studies and financial aid designed especially for Chicanos (i.e., scholarships, college work study programs, grants, and student loans). New methods of recruitment and orientation to university life have also been designed. In order to further improve the situation of Chicanos in the universities, several recommendations have been proposed, i.e., more scholarships, curriculum reforms, better program evaluations, more Chicano professors and administrators, and minority representation on all committees discussing the Chicano's future. (Author/NQA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies (9th, Las Cruces, NM., April 21-25, 1981).