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ERIC Number: ED097177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Quality Educational Services to Michigan's Spanish Speaking Community. [Report by the La Raza Citizens Advisory Committee to the Michigan State Board of Education.]
Falcon, Carlos; And Others
La Raza Advisory Committee, created in September 1971, was to recommend to the State Board of Education the means by which the quality of educational services to Michigan's Spanish speaking community could be improved. A problem was encountered in obtaining the necessary data to evaluate the current services offered the Spanish speaking community. The major educational problems identified by the committee as facing the more than 31,000 Spanish speaking students in Michigan were: (1) too few bilingual-bicultural staff at all educational levels; (2) too few relevant curriculum, textbooks, teacher training, and instructional materials; (3) relatively little commitment by local school districts in accepting the financial responsibility for bilingual education programs; (4) lack of response by the school districts to the needs of the migrant child; (5) disproportionate financial assistance for these students in higher education; and (6) inadequate testing instruments, tracking systems, and academic counseling. Among the committee's recommendations to the State Board of Education were: (1) mandate that colleges and universities establish a curriculum leading to a degree and teacher certification in bilingual education; (2) continue La Raza Advisory Committee to advise the State Department of Education; and (3) investigate the extent testing instruments contribute to the "tracking" of these students into special education and other compensatory programs. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan