ERIC Number: ED351177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan-18
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Task Force on Hispanic Education.
Idaho State Board of Education, Boise.
A 1990 Task Force report outlined the problem of the high dropout rate (40-60 percent) among Idaho's Hispanic-American students. This follow-up report presents state goals related to preventing Hispanic students from dropping out and makes specific recommendations to accomplish each goal. State-level goals are strong leadership, adequate funding, and enduring commitment to meeting the educational needs of Hispanic students. In the preschool category, the Task Force's goal is to provide a preschool program that will give Hispanic children a "head start" toward kindergarten. Goals for elementary and secondary schools include providing an educational environment conducive to success without damaging Hispanic children's self-esteem, providing a relevant curriculum that promotes cooperation and collaboration, ensuring cultural awareness and sensitivity among teachers and other school personnel, providing positive academic and vocational options for career development, and employing Hispanic role models at all staff levels. Other goals involve developing comprehensive, relevant guidance and counseling programs; encouraging involvement and active participation by Hispanic parents, families, and communities; eliminating bias and discrimination in schools and communities; increasing recruitment and graduation rates of Hispanic students in Idaho's colleges and universities; and increasing Hispanic faculty and administrators in higher education. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Board of Education, Boise.
Identifiers: Hispanic American Education; Idaho
Note: For a report on Hispanic youth dropout prevention, see ED 329 661.