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ERIC Number: ED051926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-20
Pages: 43
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An Analysis of How Change Has Taken Place in Changed Institutions and Its Implications for Mexican-Americans.
Grosser, Paul E.
Examining change in terms of rate, type, source, and scope, this study explores these dimensions as they relate to the struggle of Mexican Americans in realizing the benefits and detriments of an open society. A morphology of educational change, implications for the Mexican American, and research notes are developed. It is concluded that education is the most important area of action for the Mexican American. The main issues in relation to the school are curriculum content, distribution of educational services, and control through school-community interest and participation. Demands to be made of the public school are (1) establishment of an open enrollment policy with transportation to make it a reality; (2) insisting that all teachers in predominantly or de facto segregated Mexican American schools be bilingual in Spanish-English; (3) establishment of an adequate bilingual counseling service; (4) elimination of tracking; (5) improved libraries, facilities, and curriculum; (6) recruitment and promotion of Mexican American personnel on merit basis; (7) adequate programs of English as a second language; (8) meaningful adult educational, vocational, and recreational programs; (9) adequate placement services for graduates; and (10) development of Mexican American studies. Eight demands to be made to higher education are also listed. It is through such demands and implementations that the Mexican American may change his position in society or change the society itself. (MJB)
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Authoring Institution: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.