ERIC Number: ED312366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Challenge: Latinos in a Changing California. The Report of the University of California SCR 43 Task Force.
California Univ., Riverside. Consortium on Mexico and the United States.
This document presents a report from a task force composed of scholars, professionals, and community leaders to the State of California and the University of California (UC) addressing issues affecting Latinos in California. The following major recommendations are discussed: (1) continuing research must be undertaken concerning dynamic changes and heterogeneity in the Latino population; (2) a better understanding of immigration and its effects is needed; (3) the needs of the rural underclass must be given priority; (4) new, detailed information on the characteristics of the labor force and the movement within it of Latinos is required; (5) UC's roles in teacher training and research, particularly in bilingual education techniques and second-language acquisition, should be joined in intersegmental partnerships which focus on improvement of the delivery of education; (6) UC must provide leadership in Latino health policy; (7) intense study of the social and cultural characteristics of the Latino population is required to understand the relationship of Latinos to the criminal justice system; and (8) a research unit should be established to coordinate and support research on issues related to Latino women. Recommendations for implementation include a discussion of needs, a time frame for implementation, and responsibilities for implementation. Statistical data are included on seven graphs and 21 tables. The appendices comprise the following materials: (1) a list of 63 references; (2) the text of California Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 43 (SCR 43); (3) a summary of task force recommendations; (4) a list of 29 UC academic and research programs with Chicano/Latino interests; (5) a report on Latinos and the UC Libraries; and (6) a list of 325 California organizations with Latino/Chicano interests. (FMW)
Descriptors: College Role, Demography, Educational Needs, Females, Health Needs, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Migrant Workers, Occupational Mobility, Program Implementation, Research Needs, School Community Relationship, State Colleges, State Surveys, Teacher Education
UC MEXUS, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 ($12.50 plus 6.5% tax).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Riverside. Consortium on Mexico and the United States.
Identifiers - Location: California