ERIC Number: ED108998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Public Policy Toward the Education of Non-White Minority Group Children in California, 1849-1970. Final Report.
Hendrick, Irving G.
The report centers around the general question of how nonwhite minority groups were treated by those responsible for public education in California between 1849 and 1970. The minorities treated are Indian, Mexican, Negro, and Asian Americans, all of whom were once considered a formidable problem by Californians of the dominant culture. More specifically, the purposes of the descriptive document are twofold: to determine the educational opportunities that were provided for nonwhites and to reveal why and by what process nonwhites were treated as they were. Variables that served to alter the nature of that treatment, positively or negatively, are ascertained. Variables affecting the educational opportunities of the minority groups include political and economic power. The story of nonwhite education in California involves a virtually unbroken string of discriminatory practices, some sanctioned by law, some only by custom. Any relief provided was usually through the courts or through the disadvantaged group's persistance and power. Through the passing years, a clearly identifiable improvement in the legal and social rights accorded to nonwhite students in California is apparent. However, public education has yet to solve some of the major problems, which still exist from 120 years ago. An extensive bibliography concludes the document. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Blacks, Educational Discrimination, Educational History, Educational Opportunities, Educational Trends, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Ethnic Studies, Indians, Mexican Americans, Minority Group Children, Minority Groups, Public Education, United States History
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Riverside. School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: California