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ERIC Number: ED030508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 8
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The Mexican-American and His Language.
Rodriguez, Armando
The need for Mexican American students to become fluent in Spanish as well as proficient in English has become of prime importance in the Southwest. There are several substantial reasons why it is imperative that Mexican American youngsters become fluent in Spanish. The student's capabilities in Spanish will be important in his search for a self-image. Language fluency will strengthen his retention of his cultural heritage. The communication level which he must achieve in school, home, employment, and social relations will be strengthened. Our Nation will have conserved and used a valuable human resource. The image of the United States as a Nation with a commitment to recognition and concern for the richness of differences in people--not just racial but linguistic and cultural--will be reinforced. Prior to achieving any of the above, the Mexican American must recognize the values of fluency of Spanish, followed quickly by acceptance and use of this language by the Anglo. (CM)
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