ERIC Number: ED107430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Recruitment, Channeling, and Placement of Chicano Teachers.
Chacon, Gloria, Ed.; Bowman, James, Ed.
Chapter 4 of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights publication entitled "Toward Quality Education for Mexican Americans" constitutes the first part of this two-part document which examines the recruitment, channeling, and counselling of Mexican American teachers in the Southwest. Specific areas examined in this chapter include: (1) differences in teacher interaction with Mexican American and Anglo students, (2) control over teacher preparation programs, (3) teacher trainee enrollment, (4) content of teacher education courses and supervised experiences, (5) Mexican American representation on State Boards of Education, and (6) higher education institutions in the Southwest which have teacher education programs and Spanish surnamed staff representation. The second part of this document is a transcript of a discussion among nine educators in attendance at the 1974 Oakland Chicano Teacher Conference sponsored by the Southwest Network. When combined, these reports indicate that: conventional teachers are not educated satisfactorily to relate in a just and supportive way to Chicano students; in passing through Anglo teacher training institutions, many Chicanos acquire a colonial picture of themselves and of Chicano children; and alternative schools which do not support the "colonized identity" are potentially valuable (a list of such Chicano alternative schools is provided). (JC)
Descriptors: Counseling, Course Content, Educational Objectives, Guides, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Mexican Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Nontraditional Education, Recruitment, Self Actualization, Self Concept, State Boards of Education, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Training Objectives
Southwest Network, 1020 B, Suite 8, Hayward, California 94541 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Study Commission on Undergraduate Education and the Education of Teachers, Lincoln, NE.; Southwest Network, Hayward, CA.