ERIC Number: ED111541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
No One Single Solution.
San Miguel, Guadalupe, Jr.
Recently a great deal of attention has been given to Chicano education. Much of the agitation for Chicano recognition within the educational system has been spearheaded by the youth in the public schools and by a small number of older and respectable Chicano activists and educators. This paper analyzes various educational reforms suggested by some influential educational leaders. The educational ideas of 8 Chicano and 1 Anglo leaders who appeared before the Select Committee on Equal Educational Opportunity of the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C., on August 18-21, 1970 are examined. The ideals of these educators and some of the underlying assumptions that they make about the nature of changes schools can make and the nature of social change are discussed, pointing out the direction Chicano educators are going. These leaders' ideas display a shift away from the cultural determinist perspective, which has dominated sociological and anthropological literature since the late 50's. Only one of the 9 educators used a variation of the cultural determinist theory as an analytical framework. The others favored the structural-environmental determinist theory or a variation of it. (Author/NQ)
Descriptors: Adults, Attitudes, Bilingual Education, Change Agents, Educational Responsibility, Educational Theories, Leaders, Mexican American Education, Mexican Americans, Nontraditional Education, Problem Solving
Not available separately, see RC 008 720
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Chicano Fellows, Stanford, CA.