ERIC Number: ED253599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Make Something Happen. Hispanics and Urban High School Reform. Volume II. Report of the National Commission on Secondary Education for Hispanics.
Hispanic Policy Development Project, Inc., New York, NY.
This is the second volume of the report of the National Commission on Secondary Schooling for Hispanics. There are three main sections. The first contains a comparative, demographic analysis of the United States Hispanic population, the total United States population, and the White and Black populations. It documents the relative size and growth of the Hispanic population nationally, contains data on the use of the Spanish language, and provides inter-group comparisons of key indicators: age and sex distributions, income, employment, and education. It also gives comparative demographic profiles of the four major segments of the American Hispanic population: Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Other Hispanics. Section II contains statistical tables and graphs that directly support findings presented in the first volume of this report. Out of school rates, grade averages, high school program enrollment, high school coursework in Spanish, achievement test scores, and reasons for dropping out are among these data. Section III consists of six essays that are designed to aid in developing school and work programs for Hispanic youth: (1) "Making Good Schools from Bad," by Frank Montalvo; (2) "Equity and Excellence," by Peter D. Roos; (3) "Hispanic Youth Employment: Some Lessons and Models for Business Involvement," by Gary Walker; (4) "Hispanics in Fast Food Jobs," by Ivan Charner and Bryna Shore Fraser; (5) "Executive Summary: Programs for Adolescent Hispanic Parents in Connecticut," by Hyung C. Chung and Saul Sibirsky; and (6) "Suggested Plan for Reviewing the Status of Data for Monitoring the Progress and Outcomes of Secondary Schooling for Hispanics," by Dorothy Waggoner. (Author/KH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Data Collection, Dropouts, Early Parenthood, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Equal Education, High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Parent School Relationship, Population Trends, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Statistics, Urban Education, Urban Schools, Youth Employment
Hispanic Policy Development Project, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036 ($12.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
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.