ERIC Number: ED100541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
An Experimental Program for Ethnic Minority Youth from the Rural Southwest. Volume 4 of a Four Volume Final Report.
Miles, Guy H.; Henry, William F.
As part of a study designed to develop youth programs which would maximize social and occupational adjustment of minorities in the rural Southwest, this report contains a detailed description of the general framework and/or tentative guidelines for a Chicano youth program. Also included are operating principles for an American Indian program derived from study of Navajo and Papago youth. The Chicano program focuses on dropout prevention based on the relationship between lack of formal education and unemployment. As a comprehensive, coordinated in-school/out-of-school program designed to meet needs of rural youth (both Chicano and Anglo from 8th grade through 20 years), this program would: supplement established services; emphasize the pragmatic aspects of bilingualism; and merge the concepts of an "educational" program (in-school) with "manpower training" (out-of-school). The operating principles for the Indian program emphasize coordination between on-reservation and off-reservation programs; Indian involvement in policies, procedures, etc.; and total Federal support on a permanent basis. On-reservation goals emphasize teaching useful job skills and providing practical experiences which define ways Indian youth can help their people. Off-reservation goals emphasize getting along in the Anglo culture, but from an Indian point of view, considering such questions as how the Anglo work system operates. (JC)
Descriptors: American Indians, Anglo Americans, Bilingualism, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Dropout Prevention, Mexican Americans, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Rural Areas, Rural to Urban Migration, Secondary Education, Self Actualization, Social Adjustment, Supplementary Education, Vocational Adjustment, Youth Programs
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Star Research and Development Inst., Minneapolis, Minn.