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ERIC Number: ED101291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 279
Abstractor: N/A
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Reading Achievement and In-Grade Retention Rate Differentials for Mexican-American and Black Students in Selected States of the Southwest.
Casavantes, Edward Joseph
Two sets of data from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' Mexican American Education Study were selected for analysis in the areas of (1) comparative reading achievement rates of Mexican Americans and black students; and (2) differential in-grade retention rates of Anglo, Mexican American, and black students. Two separate issues were examined. The first tested the hypothesis that with the dropout rate for Mexican Americans held constant, it is these students who have the lower reading achievement level rather than the black students as most previous studies indicated. The second issue was to show that not only were Anglo students retained in grade at differential rates by California and Texas schools, but that this practice was more prevalent in regard to minority students. The data used was a stratified random sample of 1,166 schools in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. From an analysis of this survey, it was concluded that there is a prejudice and differential treatment against Mexican Americans and that this hurts the students' chances of advancement. It is recommended that Mexican American students be given more of the type of education they need, and less of the middle class, Anglo-oriented instruction now pervasive in the Southwest. (Author/TS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona; California; Colorado; New Mexico; Texas