ERIC Number: ED253598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Make Something Happen. Hispanics and Urban High School Reform. Volume I. Report of the National Commission on Secondary Education for Hispanics.
Hispanic Policy Development Project, Inc., New York, NY.
This document provides an account of the status of Hispanics in inner-city public high schools, and recommendations for improving that status. The report has two main parts. The first gives background data which reveal, among other things, that although the majority of Hispanic students enter high school with aspirations as high as any social group, 45% of Mexican American and Puerto Rican students never finish high school (compared to 17% of Anglos). The second part contains seven sets of findings and recommendations for improvement. Half of these relate to outreach and cooperative endeavors on the part of schools and other sectors of society, notably the business sector. The remainder relate more specifically to the internal structure, organization, curriculum, and especially the culture of schools. The recommendations stress the importance of improved teaching of both Spanish and English, and the need of Hispanic students for relationship with caring adults. And finally, the Federal role is discussed, and Congress is urged to be more precise about targeting block grant money to students with special needs. (KH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Dropouts, Educational Change, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Equal Education, Federal Government, Government Role, High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Statistics, Urban Education, Urban Schools
Hispanic Policy Development Project, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036 ($12.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Time, Inc., New York, NY.; Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., New York, NY. Television Network.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Hispanic Policy Development Project, Inc., New York, NY.