ERIC Number: ED152071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
"The Mexican Culture" in the Education of the Mexican American.
Vega, Maria Luisa
Arizona Foreign Language Teachers' Forum, v25 n3 p4-13 Feb 1978
This paper offers reasons for teaching Mexican culture in bilingual programs. The first section considers three important court decisions - Lau vs. Nichols, Serna vs. Portales Municipal Schools, and Keyes vs. School District N. 1, Denver, Colorado - and then discusses the extent of bilingual-bicultural education. The meaning of bicultural education is set forth in the second section. The third section emphasizes the obligation of teachers to teach children about their native culture and language. Types of cultural traits in the United States and Mexico are grouped into four categories in the fourth section, the controversial, the indifferent, and "false" and "bad" cultural traits. The final section deals with teaching Mexican history. (CFM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Romance Languages.