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ERIC Number: ED076284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 20
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Broad Applications of Research on Programs Involving Mexican-Americans.
Franc, Max B.
In order to organize research on minority programs, particularly the Spanish speaking, the possible differences in attitudes and opinions of the mainstream and Spanish speaking clienteles have to be considered. Mainstream clienteles tend to assume that public administration of new programs is characterized by a normal process of growth, development, and improvement involving learning from past mistakes. Yet the Spanish speaking, especially the Mexican American and Chicano activistas, hold different perspectives, particularly in the public administration of programs addressed to barrio communities. The attitudes and opinions in 3 areas should be considered when asking whether minority attitudes and opinions diverge meaningfully from those of the mainstream: (1) change, (2) error, and (3) function of new programs. Recommended points of focus for research on Mexican American programs are (1) the concept of the minority program as a laboratory and (2) research addressed to the entry-administrator training programs. (NQ)
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Note: Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, Spring, 1973