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ERIC Number: ED154961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Community Bilingual Education.
Romero, J. Christian
Community bilingual education, which utilizes the community's language for educational instruction and values the community culture, narrows the communication gap between the community and the educational institutions. Thus, in the spring of 1976, "Aztlan en Kansas: Asistencia Tecnologica" was initiated to provide technical assistance to Kansas' Mexican Americans in the development of leadership skills which could then be applied for the improvement of the whole community. Primarily conducted through workshops, seminars, and information dissemination, the program aimed to help the participants gain leadership skills such as reinforcing ideas in a group, using proper methods for advocating ideas and actions, and evaluating goals and objectives. Program content included: climate setting, group processes, needs assessment, data gathering techniques, group planning and prioritizing, definition of goals and objectives, and evaluation of achievement. The program utilized a Laubach Model in that as a workshop was conducted by the project, community leaders were identified who then agreed to conduct a second leadership workshop with support from the project. Groups of community leaders (about 20 persons) were identified in about 15 communities. While the work that was done by the completion of the project was "highly" successful, the "time limitation and difficulty of scheduling workshops at a time that was convenient to participants put a rather constraining obstacle in administering the program". (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas