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ERIC Number: ED082902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 199
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Community Involvement and Educational Decision Making; The Development of a Mexican American Curriculum Office in the Toledo Public Schools.
Larson, James R.
Investigating the process which led to the development of a Mexican American Curriculum Office within the Toledo Public Schools, the study examined the efforts of the Mexican American community to improve education in those schools. These efforts, which began in the spring 1970 and winter 1971, became a part of the proposal process for an Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title III grant for the system. Data were collected by personal interviews with Mexican American community leaders and their allies and educational decision makers and their allies. Interviews on educational issues conducted with many of the same individuals were used to validate the information. Original documents and audio-tapes of all Community Advisory Council (CAC) meetings were also used. A majority of the negotiating time was devoted to the role and function of the CAC. The school system resisted the input of the Council's more radical elements, while they supported the conservative representatives. The pressure placed on the school system originated under the supervision of a community organizing agency external to the Mexican American community. The study ended with the hiring of the project director in the fall of 1971. (Author/NQ)
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio