ERIC Number: ED261118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
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Educating Hispanic Students. Cultural Implications for Instruction, Classroom Management, Counseling and Assessment.
This book presents the results of a study entitled "What Counselors, Educators, Psychologists and Others Should Know About the Hispanic Culture in Order to Work More Effectively with Hispanic Students and Their Parents" funded by the California Department of Education in 1982-83. Approximately 500 people (Hispanics and Non-Hispanics) from 19 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and Ecuador answered a 400-item questionnaire for this study. The questionnaire included descriptions of cultural traits supposedly characteristic of Hispanics living in the United States and suggestions on how professionals should take these cultural traits into account when working with Hispanic students and their parents. The book is in three parts. Part 1 consists of two chapters, one an introduction and one a description of the purposes and methodology of the study and the participants. Part 2, the core of the book, presents the results of the study. These are considered with regard to how they affect the instruction and classroom management of Hispanic students, the assessment of Hispanic students, and the counseling of the students and their parents. Comparisons of the responses of Hispanic and Non-Hispanic participants are also made. Part 3 contains conclusions and recommendations. A selected bibliography of articles and books about the Hispanic culture and its educational implications is included. (CG)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Cultural Differences, Cultural Traits, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Life, Hispanic American Culture, Hispanic American Students, Interpersonal Relationship, Language Proficiency, Language Styles, Parent Counseling, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Socioeconomic Status, Student Evaluation, Student School Relationship, Teaching Methods
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 2600 South First Street, Springfield, IL 62717 ($26.75).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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