ERIC Number: ED310188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Hispanic Concerns. Report of the Study Committee.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
This report on the educational concerns of Hispanic Americans is part of a four-part study of minority education in the United States by the National Education Association (NEA). Data were gathered from site visits to a wide variety of urban schools and programs, and from the testimony of representatives of community organizations, the U.S. Bureau of the Census, parents, researchers, Hispanic educators, and educators of Hispanic children. The following problems are cited: (1) extremely high dropout rates; (2) high levels of student stress caused by poverty, culture clashes, and the marginal quality of inner city life; (3) the need for Hispanic male students to work in addition to attending school; (4) poorly funded and equipped and overcrowded schools; and (5) underrepresentation in higher education. Recommendations for NEA policy in the following areas are outlined: (1) students; (2) curriculum and teaching; (3) teacher/school personnel; (4) parents/family/community; (5) employment; (6) collaboration/coalition building; (7) legislation/policy; and (8) leadership training. Lists of site visits and witnesses are appended. (FMW)
Descriptors: College Attendance, Dropouts, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Problems, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Lobbying, Minority Group Children, Personal Narratives, Quality of Life, Student Needs, Surveys, Urban Environment, Urban Schools
National Education Association, Human and Civil Rights, 1201 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($12.50 for complete set; parts not available separately).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see UD 026 903-905; for complete set, see UD 026 902.