ERIC Number: ED140924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar-3
Reference Count: 0
Problems and Prospects of Introducing Latin American Studies into the Community and Junior College Curriculum.
Glab, Edward, Jr., Comp.
These papers represent a general discussion of the problems and prospects for teaching Latin American Studies in two-year colleges. More broadly, they highlight the difficulties of introducing any sort of intercultural dimension into the two-year college curriculum. Sheila Tesar discusses the constraints of state regulations and student attitudes in expanding Latin American coursework, and the two most promising approaches--incorporation of units in existing offerings and establishment of continuing education courses. Patrick Foley describes the interdisciplinary approach adopted for social sciences, humanities, and Spanish language courses at Tarrant County Junior College, Northwest campus. Deficiencies of present U. S. history courses and the needs of Chicano students for an accurate and unbiased portrayal of Mexican American history are reviewed by Jose Roberto Juarez, Sr. Felix Tejera discusses the administrative resistance to instituting Latin American history courses that instructors may face, student-oriented problems, lack of appropriate textbooks, and needed professional resources. (BB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Inst. of Latin American Studies.
Note: Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Council in Latin American Studies, Lubbock, Texas, March 3, 1977