ERIC Number: ED208579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Research on Hispanic Education: Students, Finance, and Governance.
Olivas, Michael A.
A review of research on Hispanic education reveals a paucity of information and suggests future research needs. Demographic data are available on Hispanic students in elementary, secondary, and higher education but fail to distinguish among different Hispanic subgroups. Existing data indicate increasing segregation of Hispanics in elementary and secondary schools and only a slow increase in Hispanics enrolled in postsecondary education. Research on Hispanic students has failed to explain their high attrition rate, either blaming Hispanics themselves or simply labelling Hispanics "disadvantaged" without offering further causal explanations. Research in educational finance has been more complete, especially on financial support of Hispanics in postsecondary schools, but more research is needed on educational equity and the returns on education to Hispanics. What little research exists on Hispanics and educational governance confirms that very few Hispanics sit on school boards or work in local or state educational agencies. Recent theoretical research, using the "internal colonialism" model, identifies six roles that Hispanics assume in postsecondary education, but the theories need empirical testing. (RW)
Descriptors: Demography, Educational Finance, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Governance, Hispanic Americans, Postsecondary Education, Research Needs, School Segregation, Student Attrition, Students
Institute for Research on Educational Finance and Governance, CERAS Bldg., Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Research on Educational Finance and Governance.