ERIC Number: ED202627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Chicano People, Language, and Culture.
Viramontes de Marin, Maria
Designed to provide classroom teachers, administrators, district personnel, and board members with a brief description of the cultural and educational background of native Spanish speakers, this monograph is divided into seven sections. Section 1 describes the historical and cultural influences on the Chicano way of thinking, believing, acting, and speaking. Section 2 gives a brief overview of Chicano culture. Section 3 discusses school problems encountered by limited English proficiency students. Section 4 describes the heterogeneity of Spanish speakers, including bilinguality, code-switching, code-mixing, and teacher attitudes. Section 5 contains a brief overview of strategies and problems of teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL). Section 6 contains guidelines to help district administrators develop a plan to more effectively teach limited English speaking students. Section 7 offers a selected reading list on background material, education, and English as a Second Language. (CM)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Bilingualism, Classroom Techniques, Code Switching (Language), Cultural Background, Cultural Traits, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Hispanic American Culture, Mexican American Education, Mexican American History, Mexican Americans, Multicultural Education, Phonemes, Pronunciation, Reading Materials, Spanish Speaking, Student Problems
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.