ERIC Number: ED061476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Mexican-American and Public Aid Recipients Project (MAPAR). Final Report.
McMinnville Public School, District 40, OR.
A project (MAPAR), designed specifically to explore and develop an educational program which will demonstrate effective methods for teaching the educationally disadvantaged adult, is discussed. The approach utilized by this project is that of an individualized learning center which incorporates paraprofessional teacher, self-instructional learning materials and community resources to build a curriculum suited to individual needs. Major concerns of MAPAR include: (1) identification of the educational needs of the Mexican-American and other educationally disadvantaged, (2) advancement of the family as a unit educationally and culturally, (3) vocational exploration and enculturation, (4) development of social skills for community acceptance, (5) self-identification of the Mexican-American historically and culturally, and (6) knowledge of customs and laws of Anglo society. Initial areas of concentration included organizational development, establishment of facilities, personnel requirements and responsibilities, development of community cooperation and support, materials selection and development, and evaluation and dissemination activities. Findings include: (1) The original design of the project proved to be fundamentally sound for the under-educated Anglo-American and the Anglo-sized Mexican-American who has adopted middle class values towards education; and (2) The design was inefficient in meeting the needs of the Mexican-American migrant or ex-migrant with little or no language skills in English. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Anglo Americans, Curriculum Design, Educational Programs, Educationally Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Independent Study, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, Language Acquisition, Mexican Americans, Migrants, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Program Evaluation, Projects, Spanish Speaking, Teaching Methods, Welfare Recipients
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: McMinnville Public School, District 40, OR.