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ERIC Number: ED132443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-24
Reference Count: 0
Counseling Needs of Spanish Speaking Americans.
The author feels there is a lack of insight and sensitivity in regard to understanding individual learning and behavioral patterns of Spanish-speaking students. The "Anglo Point-of-View-Problem" is the real problem in our society, hampering racial, cultural and language values. School personnel should foster pride in the origin, history, cultural and bilingual background of Spanish-speaking Americans, rather than consider them liabilities. Counseling and guidance should include cultural counseling and encouragement to contribute to the Hispanic students' search for self and development of their true potential. The use of culturally biased tests, especially verbal tests, is deplored. Colleges are urged to provide support to Spanish-Americans in terms of orientation, financing, tutorial, compensatory, remedial, counseling and other programs. A list of recommendations to enhance the quality of education for Spanish-Americans is provided. (KS)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, March, 1970); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.