ERIC Number: ED244672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Federal Programs and the Mission of the Predominantly Hispanic Community Colleges.
Shannon, W. G.
Highlighting challenges facing leaders of Hispanic communities and colleges with predominantly Hispanic enrollments, this paper identifies some of the federal sources of assistance that should be explored to meet those challenges. First, information on Hispanic participation in the U.S. educational system is presented, focusing on low retention rates, limited educational opportunities, and specific educational needs. The issue of orienting Hispanic children to the traditions of U.S. government and society is raised prior to the identification of sources of funding for Hispanic education, including Title IV of the Higher Education Act, Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs programs, the National Science Foundation, and the Job Training Partnership Act. After listing issues that repeatedly arise in Congressional discussions of education, recent developments in federal offices and in Congress are highlighted. The paper concludes by calling attention to possible sources of political leverage and the need for more accessible and comprehensive information on the federal and state programs that may be useful to predominantly Hispanic community colleges and their constituencies. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Hispanic Roundtable Talk of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (Phoenix, AZ, May 23-24, 1984).