ERIC Number: ED052886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Research and Development Needs and Priorities for the Education of the Spanish-Speaking People.
Valencia, Atilano A.
After tracing the rationale, development, and activities of this project on problem areas in Mexican American education--from initial identification of 26 problem areas, to a review of 19 position papers, to the final delineation of 10 priority areas for research and/or development--this report presents for each of these top-priority areas recommendations for research, recommendations for development, and a proposed budget. In order of appearance, these 10 areas encompass Headstart, teacher behavior, reading programs, learning processes, testing instruments and methods, adult basic education, cultural marginality, self-image and stereotypes, sociolinguistics, and retardation procedures. Second-priority classifications are given to 9 additional areas for which recommendations for research and/or development are also given. The report concludes by illustrating the need for research and development projects for the Spanish-surnamed population and by recommending methods of expediting the proposals contained in the report. There are 2 appendices: a list, by author, of the 19 position papers written and reviewed in the course of the project and a sample copy of the questionnaire used to identify the initial 26 problem areas. (BO)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.