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ERIC Number: ED077623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Pages: 173
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Mexican-Americans in Government: A Study of Attitudinal Differentiations Within the Mexican-American Community in the Implementation of Action Programs to Incorporate Mexican-Americans into the Planning Process.
Rocha, Joseph R.
The purpose of this study was to determine attitudinal differentiations within the Mexican American community's leadership in the implementation of effective programs to incorporate Mexican Americans into the general planning process and, more specifically, into governmental planning offices. The thesis tested was that Mexican American involvement in the planning process was necessary if effective programs involving that community were to be implemented. Fifty persons whose names were drawn selectively from Mexican American organizations were interviewed. Fifty-two percent of the individuals responded that the Office of Economic Opportunity was a desirable identifier of the Mexican American community's goals and values. The Concentrated Employment Program, as an example of government help for the Mexican American community, received an affirmative response from 96% of the interviewees. Approximately 76% of the interviewees gave affirmative responses to the question of citizen participation as an effective means for injecting values and goals of the community into the planning process. Additional findings referred to an opinion survey on support and promotion of governmental programs. Appendices included questionnaires and figures. An annotated bibliography ended the document. (HBC)
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Note: Masters Thesis, Fresno State College, California