ERIC Number: ED241626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Hispanic-Americans and Education: Business-School-Community Partnerships to Prepare Hispanic Youth for a More Demanding Economy.
The major conclusion of a conference on Hispanic-Americans and education was that partnerships among businesses, school, and the Hispanic community can make a big difference in improving the educational preparation of young Hispanics for success in a fast-changing economy. It was also recognized that the future for Hispanics in the United States is an increasingly vital part of the national interest, and that educational institutions cannot meet the challenge alone, but need collaborative support from the business and Hispanic communities. After an introductory section, the report gives short summaries of the issues discussed: the problems of a changing economy, pervasive problems in education, leaks in the educational pipeline, school-to-work transition, and the corporate stake in the Hispanic future. A discussion on the place of Hispanic culture and the Spanish language in American society, with emphasis on concerns and fears about bilingual education, is also summarized. Three composite approaches to addressing identified needs that emerged from the discussions are described: the local school and community approach, the systemic approach, and the human resource development approach. And finally, recommendations for action by corporations and the business community and by the Hispanic leadership and community are offered. A list of conference participants is provided. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Aspen Inst. for Humanistic Studies, New York, NY.
Note: For a related document, see UD 023 377; Report of a conference held by Aspen Institute at Baca Grande (Crestone, CO, July 5-9, 1983).