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ERIC Number: ED077618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr-15
Pages: 17
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Mexican Americans in Higher Education.
Gomez, Angel I.
Pinpointing specific recommendations for higher educational reform, the paper advocates changes in the recruitment, admittance, retention, and commitment to Mexican Americans. Investigating these areas, the report finds: (1) College admissions offices often recruit from other institutions, bypassing local "barrios", (2) Unrealistic grade expectations and an unwillingness to work with students who do not fit the Anglo mold bar Mexican Americans from higher education. To retain these students, an environment is needed that provides reinforcement for individual motivation and cultural relation. Also, courses depicting Mexican heritage and culture would develop a stronger self-identification for the Mexican American student and a better understanding for the Anglo. Funding of Mexican American student services and academic programs should be an integral part of the university budget rather than a "special" and temporary fund. (KM)
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Note: Paper presented at Symposium on Mexican American Education, Society for Applied Anthropology meeting, April 12-14, 1973, Tucson, Arizona