ERIC Number: ED050844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
The Education of the Mexican-American. A Summary of the Proceedings of the Lake Arrowhead and Anaheim Conferences.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Under the auspices of the California State Department of Education, conferences were held in August of 1966 and April of 1967 "by outstanding Mexican American educators" who brought forth questions and proposed solutions to the need for a different kind of quality education for the student of Mexican descent. This document summarizes those conferences, which dealt with all Mexican American students--immigrant children, the children of migrant workers, and the various generations of students living in homogeneous communities composed of persons of Mexican descent. The major thrust of the conferences was the "low educational attainment of the Mexican-American." Among the topics discussed were (1) the Mexican American education problem, (2) points of view on the place of Mexican American culture in California, (3) the status of current educational programs for Mexican American students, (4) curriculum modification for Mexican American students, (5) important considerations for Mexican American education programs, and (6) suggestions for different levels of instruction. The document concludes with a discussion on counseling and guidance, staff training, and school-community relations. (EL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.