ERIC Number: ED108494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Concepts and Strategies for Teaching the Mexican American Experience. New Approaches to Bilingual Bicultural Education, No. 7.
Cortes, Carlos E.
This teaching manual is the seventh in a series designed for use in bilingual/bicultural programs. This manual discusses ideas for applying the concept of cultural democracy to the school curriculum by incorporating the study of the Mexican-American. Six alternative exploratory concepts are suggested as ways of escaping the traditional frames of reference for the Chicano experience and helping to eradicate common misconceptions. The concepts are: (1) a recognition of the influences on the development of the "Greater America" of the American cultures that existed prior to the arrival of the Europeans; (2) the comparative analysis of ethnic experiences; (3) the diversity among Chicanos; (4) the view of society as a problem for Chicanos, rather than Chicanos as a problem for society; (5) an awareness of the history of Mexican-Americans; and (6) a recognition of the Chicano people as a whole, not through isolated individual success stories. Teaching strategies and techniques, the use of community resources, and supplementary materials related to these concepts are also suggested. These concepts and strategies can also be adapted to the study of other ethnic groups. A manual of self-assessment units accompanies this series. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Teachers, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Planning, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Mexican Americans, Programed Instructional Materials, Social Attitudes, Sociocultural Patterns, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Dissemination Center for Bilingual Bicultural Education, 6504 Tracor Lane, Austin, Texas 78721 ($0.60)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Bilingual Education.
Authoring Institution: Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, Austin, TX.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII