ERIC Number: ED031320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Recruitment of Spanish-Speaking Students into Higher Education.
Edington, Everett D.; Angel, Frank
The problems of recruiting Mexican American students into colleges and universities are pointed out in these two papers. Edington's paper (title given) discusses teacher education, curriculum development, counseling programs, college entrance requirements, and the need for change and study in these areas with regard to Spanish-speaking students. Programs of financial aid and educational opportunities for Mexican American students are also presented. "The Mexican American in Higher Education: Recruitment," by Frank Angel, points out that recruitment problems are related to the selective academic orientation of college and university recruitment, and selection, counseling, and curricular procedures of the high school and elementary school. Present recruitment programs and practices in colleges which are designed to meet the needs of Mexican American students are discussed. Ways of increasing the pool of Mexican American students are listed, including changes in teaching in elementary and secondary schools geared to this group, improved living conditions for this monority group, universalization of higher education, and eradication of existing discrimination against the Mexican American group by the dominant group. Related documents are RC 003 431, RC 003 432, RC 003 433, and RC 003 436.
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, College Admission, College Preparation, Counseling Services, Enrollment Influences, Federal Programs, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Higher Education, Mexican Americans, Recruitment, Social Discrimination, Spanish Speaking, Special Programs, Teacher Education
Dr. Mayer J. Franklin, School of Education, California State College, Long Beach, California 90801.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Coll., Long Beach.
Note: Papers presented at Conference on Increasing Opportunities for Mexican American Students in Higher Education (Long Beach, California, May 15-17, 1969).