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ERIC Number: ED279452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
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Integral Education: A Response to the Hispanic Presence.
Hall, Suzanne, Ed.; Reck, Carleen, Ed.
An outgrowth of a series of hearings sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association which revealed that many Hispanics do not feel accepted by the Catholic Church and cannot afford to educate their children in parochial schools, this report is designed to assist ministers in understanding and responding to the needs of their Hispanic students/families. Chapter 1 considers commonalities shared by all Hispanics as a group and diversities within the group, and presents demographic facts on population, age, education, family size, income, and employment. Chapter 2 describes Hispanic views regarding education and the Church, Hispanic faith and the concept of total dependence on God, and the meaning to Hispanics of family, person, hospitality, celebration, devotion to Our Lady, popular religious expression, language, and the law. Chapter 3 addresses integration of the Hispanic presence through inculturation, enculturation, and acculturation. Chapter 4 focuses on factors related to teaching the Hispanic student (teaching methodolgies, discipline, and language programs) and recommends a model. Chapter 5 discusses administrative concerns including preparation of professional staff, recruiting teachers, student admissions and enrollment, summer schools, fund raising, family-related requests by students, scheduling, parent education, sex education, pregnancy, the importance of symbols, multicultural education, group activities, female-headed households, cultural differences regarding the sense of space, church affiliation, and church attendance. Chapter 6 cites 65 resources dealing with Hispanic education and culture. Seven appendixes contain graphs, charts, and statistical tables as well as lists of major Hispanic feast days and of seminal religious and other figures in Hispanic history. (NEC)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Catholic Schools, Catholics, Church Role, Cultural Background, Demography, Educational Administration, Educational Attainment, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Hispanic American Culture, Hispanic Americans, Multicultural Education, Needs Assessment, Parent School Relationship, Religious Education, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Printed on colored paper. Funding for the manuscript's development came from the Fr. Michael McGivney Fund for New Initiatives in Catholic Education. The fund was made available by the Knights of Columbus.