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ERIC Number: ED031348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 30
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Mexican Americans on the Move--Are Teacher Preparation Programs in Higher Education Ready?
Karr, Ken; McGuire, Esther
Failure of the educational system to provide for the Mexican American student can be seen by his dropout rate which is twice that of the national average and by his schooling ratio which is 8 years compared to 12 years for the average Anglo. In order to solve the problems of the low-income, bicultural, bilingual Mexican American student, higher education must prepare teachers who can cope with cultural, psychological, and linguistic conflicts. To be effective in solving these problems a teacher needs training: (1) to understand the dysfunctions between the values of the Mexican American culture and that of the Anglo; (2) in counseling the particular difficulties of this group; and (3) in linguistics and courses on how to teach English as a second language. (RH)
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