ERIC Number: ED041980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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A Forgotten American: A Resource Unit for Teachers on the Mexican American.
Hernandez, Luis F.
This guide for teachers on the Mexican American provides information as to their origin and background, history, and culture, their acculturation through time, the conflicting values they possess in relation to those of Anglo-Americans, their family structure, the characteristics of Mexican-American students, and "Chicano Power." Treatment of these areas is supplemented by detailed suggestions for coping with the student. These suggestions refer to determination of reading, spelling, and reasoning levels; overcoming the lack of true reinforcement of learning; development of a meaningful program within the established curriculum; maintenance of discipline; overcoming negative self concept; use of positive approaches; use of the cultural difference among students for the benefit of the students; communicating with the parents of students; and, expansion of curricula to include the culture, heritage, and other contributions of Mexican Americans. Also included in this guide are a list of recommended readings, a survey of Mexican history, a chronological outline of Mexican history, a select bibliography of Mexican history and culture, and sources for further information. (RJ)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Culture Conflict, Curriculum Enrichment, Mexican American History, Mexican Americans, Program Development, Racial Characteristics, Reinforcement, Resource Materials, Self Concept, Spanish Speaking, Teaching Guides
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, 315 Lexington Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016 ($0.75)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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