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ERIC Number: ED148975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Research Review of Equal Education No. 2.
Weinberg, Meyer, Ed.
Research Review of Equal Education, v1 n2 p1-32 Spr 1977
This issue reports on 19 research studies on Mexican American and Puerto Rican children. Research interest in Mexican American life and history is rising especially among Mexican American researchers. Seven separate research areas are discussed in this report; (1) history, (2) social mobility and assimilation, (3) community power, (4) reading problems, (5) Mexican American literature, (6) higher education, and (7) desegregation. The six historical works that are reviewed establish the historical nature of some important educational problems. One dominant theme is the economic decline of Mexican Americans while the larger economy expanded during the 19th century. Another theme concerns the language problem in school. Still another point of interest is the educational role of the Catholic Church. The problem of the educational quality of Mexican American schooling is a long standing one. The studies of social mobility and assimilation deal with topics such as income levels, occupational choice, and ethnic self-concept. Both historical and social mobility studies afford a glimpse into the operation of community power on a local scale. It is noted that political action by Mexican Americans is on its way to becoming a community norm in South Texas. The section on Puerto Rican education reports on a handful of studies that have appeared in the first few years. One is a government report which gives an overview of the principal problems of Puerto Rican communities on the mainland. In addition other research studies concern the politics of education in New York City, language of instruction, and the issue of the cultural appropriateness or inappropriateness of standardized tests for minority children. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Center for Equal Education.
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