ERIC Number: ED100580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Chicano Alternative Education.
Galicia, H. Homero; Almaguer, Clementina
Alternative schooling is challenging some basic notions of curriculum, operation, and structure of traditional schools; it is not challenging the basic concept of schooling. Chicano alternative education, an elusive concept, lacks a precise definition. Chicano alternative schools reflect a vast diversity in structure, focus, and goals. The Chicano movement toward alternative schools does not reflect a single unitary approach. Yet, these schools are characterized by common motivation--to develop a viable alternative to conventional institutions that have historically failed to respond to the Chicano's educational needs. There are Chicano alternative schools in elementary, secondary, and higher education. This publication presents: (1) a discussion of the shortcomings of schooling in American society; (2) a profile of 4 Chicano alternative efforts in higher education--Colegio Jacinto Trevino, La Universidad de Aztlan, Deganawidah-Quetzalcoatl University (D-QU), and La Academia de la Nueva Raza; (3) a summary description of 7 alternative Chicano schools in California--Oakland Street Academy, Casa de la Raza, Escuela del Barrio, Colegio de la Mision, Huelga School, D-QU, and Universidad de Aztlan; and (4) transcripts of interviews with personnel from the 7 alternative Chicano schools. (NQ)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Decentralization, Educational Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Interviews, Mexican Americans, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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