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ERIC Number: ED084073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 13
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Bilingual Bicultural Education for Chicanos in the Southwest.
Trueba, Henry T.
The United States Office of Education defines bilingual bicultural (b/b) education as the use of 2 languages (one of which is English) in a well-organized program which would include the history and culture associated with the student's native language. In this paper, some Chicano perceptions of Southwestern b/b education are reviewed. Bilingual bicultural education is viewed in the framework of the Chicano's cultural experiences; the different educational philosophies reflected by Chicano educators; and the expectations of Chicano educators. Life histories of 15 Chicano teachers and their relatives and interviews with 40 of the 125 b/b teachers trained in the Mexican American Education Project at California State University (Sacramento) during the last 5 years were used. The topics discussed include: the sociocultural experience of the Chicano; types, scope, and impact of b/b education; the new b/b education program in the planning stage; the legitimacy and acceptability of b/b education; and unresolved problems of b/b education for Chicanos. The views of the teachers who participated in the Mexican American Education Project during 1971-73 are summarized. (NQ)
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