ERIC Number: ED052508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Mexican American High School Graduate of Laredo. A Laredo Independent School District Study.
Davidson, Walter Craig
An enormous amount of information and research is summarized in this report. The study concerns itself with the identification and interpretation of those factors that are germane to a Mexican-American high school graduate's perception of himself, his school, his home, his community, and their interrelationship and from which he attempts to relate himself effectively to the rest of the world and, thereupon, to construct the matrix of his life after graduation from high school. A conversational approach to data gathering was utilized. The author illuminates the reader concerning Laredo itself, the entire geographical area, the school district and, most importantly, the situation of Mexican-Americans who must live and confront this environment. Wide-ranging implications and conclusions, based on the comprehensive data, are included. In general, the public schools of Laredo are grossly deficient in providing the Mexican-American graduate with the skills and experiences which he needs to make it in the society with which he is confronted upon graduation. The research reported herein was funded under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Laredo Independent School District, TX.