ERIC Number: ED188674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Chimextla Project. A Summary Report on Educational Needs of Latinos: County of San Mateo.
de la Rocha-Petris, Gilberto
A survey was conducted by the San Mateo County Community College District in Fall 1979 to determine the demographic characteristics of the Latino population in San Mateo County (i.e., age, sex, place of residence, income, ethnic orientation, language of greater fluency, employment status, and occupation); Latino attitudes toward their educational needs and preferences; and assessments of these needs by professional groups who serve the community and by Hispanic faculty and staff. Seven groups were surveyed: (1) a random sample of Latino students enrolled at the District's three campuses; (2) a geographically balanced sample of Latino high school students in the county; (3) Latinos who graduated or received a certificate from one of the three campuses between September 1976 and June 1979; (4) Latino adults who were members of Hispanic community organizations; (5) Latino faculty and staff; and (6) county social and community service workers who served Latino clients. For each respondent group, the survey report provides a demographic profile and a textual and graphic analysis of the survey responses. Conclusions based on the findings are also provided, including recommendations for the increased use of Spanish media, the expansion of academic counseling services to meet the career information needs of Latino residents, and an increase in the emphasis on bilingual education. A Spanish translation and survey instruments are appended. (JP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Adults, Age, Bilingual Education, College Faculty, College Graduates, Community Characteristics, Community Colleges, Community Organizations, Community Surveys, Educational Attitudes, Educational Needs, Employment, Family Income, Females, High School Students, Hispanic Americans, Language Fluency, Males, Multicampus Colleges, Needs Assessment, Place of Residence, Questionnaires, Self Concept, Social Problems, Social Workers, Teaching Methods, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Mateo Community Coll. District, CA.