ERIC Number: ED097167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual/Bicultural Education--A Privilege or a Right? Education Bilingue/Bicultural--Un Privilegio o un Derecho?
Steiner, Frank, Comp.; And Others
Prepared by the Illinois State Advisory Committee for submission to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, this report focused on the growing concern among Latino parents, students, and community leaders over alleged violations of Latino students' rights to an education in Chicago, the only city in the United States with a large population of both Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans. Two general assumptions contributed to the focus on education: (1) the total development of the Latino community depends on the kind of educational opportunities available; and (2) more Latinos are directly affected by the educational system than by any other public institution since 75 percent of Latino families have children. Information was gathered from a variety of sources. Topics covered included enrollment, teachers, administrators, educational policy and practice, funding and the law, and the need for institutional change. Some findings were: (1) a pluralistic education program does not yet exist in Chicago's public schools, thus resulting in the systematic denial of these students' rights to an education; (2) the alienation of students, parents, and Latino community leaders from educational institutions is increasing; and (3) cultural and linguistic bias in testing and placement underestimates Latino students' abilities. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Illinois (Chicago)