ERIC Number: ED110260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Chicano Education and the National Institute of Education. Report of a Planning Conference for the NIE Planning Unit.
Aragon, Juan; And Others
In July 1972, Mexican American educators attended a meeting in San Francisco, California, called by the National Institute of Education (NIE) Planning Unit. Purpose of the meeting was to inform these Chicano educators about plans for the new Federal agency, which was created in parallel with the U.S. Office of Education (USOE) and took over the research and development functions of the USOE. Copies of the proposed legislation creating the new agency and other planning documents were given to the participants. Representatives of the NIE Planning Unit gave an official explanation. Participants agreed to assemble a set of papers presenting a preliminary Chicano reaction to the plans read and heard. Written by 5 Mexican educators attending the meeting, the papers reflect "serious reservations and important recommendations made by the group". These 5 papers, given in this document, are entitled: (1) "Comments on the Proposal to Establish A National Institute of Education"; (2) "The Myth of Compensatory Education"; (3) "A Chicano View of the National Institute of Education"; (4) "A Brief Criticism"; and (5) "National Institute of Education". (NQ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Planning Unit.