ERIC Number: ED122093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Selected Characteristics of the Spanish-Origin Population in Illinois and Some Related Educational Trends With Reference to Northern Illinois University and Its Service Area.
Baca, Orlando G.
The document presents the beginnings of a data base for educational policy and program planning at Northern Illinois University regarding the Spanish-origin population of its service area, and was compiled from numerous surveys conducted by various agencies, groups, and individuals. The quantitative description of the Spanish speaking presented involves those of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central and South American heritage. Illinois is reported as having one of the largest Spanish-speaking populations in the nation, variously estimated from 393,347 to 515,000. Spanish surname students, however, comprise only about 1% of the total undergraduate student enrollment and only 0.8% at the graduate and professional student level. The text presents an introduction and rationale and discusses the population survey, selected population characteristics, the education gap, trends affecting the education of the Spanish speaking, existing educational barriers, and a summary demographic profile. Appendixes, making up two-thirds of the document, present the following data: 58 tables providing demographic information; Spanish-origin student enrollment figures in public schools in northern Illinois' 23 counties, Chicago Archdiocesan schools, and Rockford diocesan schools; downstate bilingual education programs, 1975; government funded bilingual-bicultural public school programs, 1974-75; and resource people and agencies utilized. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb. Coll. of Continuing Education.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois