ERIC Number: ED194252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Conference on the Educational and Occupational Needs of Hispanic Women, June 29-30, 1976, December 10-12, 1976.
National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Twenty-four Hispanic American professional women drawn from the fields of education, social services, and government by the Women's Research Program of the National Institute of Education met to develop a national research agenda which would begin to address the educational and occupational needs of Hispanic women. Twelve papers presented by activists and researchers at the conference dealt with: the lack of political involvement of Hispanic women; Hispanic women in education in New York and Chicago; Puerto Rican women in higher education; impediments to organizing Hispanic women; the cult of virginity; guidance and counseling of Hispanic girls; an overview of La Chicana and Chicana identity; relevant social issues; approaches to education for the Hispanic woman; and the Hispanic woman's marginal status. Participants identified four major issues: the lack of accurate research on Hispanic women; the identification of barriers to organizing Hispanic women; the identification of factors contributing to heavy employment of Hispanic women in low level positions; and the impact of existing equal rights legislation on Hispanic women. Participants came to the conference from varied Hispanic backgrounds but achieved a unity independent of geographical differences which was reflected in a philosophical statement of purpose and in a series of detailed recommendations regarding policy and research. (SB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cubans, Dominicans, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Employment Level, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Females, Hispanic American Culture, Hispanic Americans, Leadership, Politics, Puerto Ricans, Research Needs, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Social Problems, Socialization
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.