ERIC Number: ED131147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Equal Educational Opportunity for Puerto Ricans.
Puerto Ricans as a group are more disadvantaged economically, politically, and socially than any other ethnic minority. This marginalization is partly due to the educational system's discriminatory practices which deprive the vast majority of Puerto Rican children of equal educational opportunities. The educational problems of Puerto Ricans stem both from substandard educational facilities in low income areas and from the neglect of special language problems in the group. The problems involved in education and language are not simple, and the picture that emerges from a discussion on equal educational opportunities for Puerto Ricans is that both bilingual education and teacher training programs are needed to break the vicious circle of illiteracy, poverty, and unemployment which is associated with this ethnic group. Topics discussed are: (1) educational opportunity for Puerto Ricans in New York City, Chicago, Newark, and Boston; (2) policy implications in educational programs for the ethnic group; (3) Puerto Ricans and internal colonialism; (4) the island colony; (5) ethnic, geographic, and demographic dimensions; (6) patterns, processes, and indicators of marginality; (7) mechanisms of colonialism; and, (8) adaptive responses in Puerto Ricans. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Change Agents, Demography, Disadvantaged, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Problems, Educationally Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Status, Low Income Groups, Metropolitan Areas, Minority Group Children, Minority Groups, Policy Formation, Puerto Ricans, Spanish Speaking
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A