ERIC Number: ED047870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Educating the Mexican American.
Johnson, Henry Sioux; Hernandez-M., William J.
The document is a compilation of 34 articles by Mexican American educators discussing the historical and cultural perspective of Aztlan (lands to the north, the dwelling place of Mexican Americans in relation to Mexico). These educators present diagnoses and theories for change in the schools, with emphasis on bilingual-bicultural programs for all students in public and private schools of the Southwest. It is stated in the Preface that "In this reawakening educational revolution, outstanding Mexican American authorities plead for new understanding and patience in meeting the challenge of the twentieth century, Anglo-oriented, monolingual, and monocultural educational system. This book depicts new ideas in curriculum and guidance to help Mexican Americans and Anglo American students and educators to understand themselves and each other better." The table of contents lists the articles under 5 major divisions: (1) Historical and Cultural Perspective, (2) Educational Dilemma, (3) Guidance and Curricular Practices, (4) The Status of Bilingual Education, and (5) The Role of Educational Institutions. (EJ)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Improvement, Educationally Disadvantaged, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Social Relations
Judson Press, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 19481 ($6.95)
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