ERIC Number: ED393500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
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Hispanic Participation at Educational Institutions.
Rivera, Manuel G.
This report provides an overview of Hispanic participation in education at the national level, in the state of Wisconsin, and in the Wisconsin Technical Colleges (WTCs). The first section provides national statistics, indicating that in 1990 Hispanics had a high school completion rate of 54.9%, more than 20 points below Black and 30 points below White completion rates, and that Hispanics aged 18 through 24 had an educational participation rate of 18%. Next, 1990 data for Wisconsin reveal that 42% of the state's Hispanics are age 17 and younger. The next section discusses the status of Hispanics in Milwaukee County, reviewing declining high school completion rates and an increase in dropouts and suspensions. The following sections examine the lack of English proficiency among minority groups; the status of limited-English-proficient students at Milwaukee Area Technical College; characteristics of Hispanics in Milwaukee County, reviewing issues related to poverty, employment, and Hispanic attitudes towards school. Also described are issues faced by Hispanics in the WTC, including a lack of basic skills; limited access to information about higher education; poverty; and under-representation of Hispanic staff and faculty, with Hispanics accounting for less than 1% of the faculty and staff. The final section lists 14 goals for improving the educational participation of and opportunities for Hispanic students. (TGI)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Wisconsin Technical College System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Wisconsin Conference on Hispanic Education (2nd, Milwaukee, WI, August 26-27, 1993).