ERIC Number: ED365207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Chicanos in Higher Education: Issues and Dilemmas for the 21st Century. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report No. 3, 1993.
Aguirre, Adalberto, Jr.; Martinez, Ruben O.
This monograph looks at Chicano participation in higher education to date and pressing issues for increased participation in the 21st century. An exploration of how Chicanos relate generally to the national education system cites low academic achievement which contributes to relative social and cultural isolation. Isolation coupled with educational tracking places the population at risk for negative educational and economic outcomes. Looking at Chicanos and higher education the monograph notes slow improvement in part due to small numbers of students pursuing postsecondary education. This section also recalls the history of Chicano participation beginning in the 1850s in California and including the recent construction of "El Plan de Santa Barbara." Examination of the context for participation notes federal government programs and legislation which have facilitated entry for Chicanos and also reinforced a subordinate status. A section on Chicano representation in higher education finds that faculty, though persons of extraordinary accomplishment, are marginalized in the academic community. Looking ahead the monograph argues that Chicanos must use educational attainment for social change and acquiring influence for participation in policy-making arenas. Contains over 300 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Civil Rights, College Students, Educationally Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Ethnic Bias, Faculty Integration, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Spanish Speaking
ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Reports, George Washington University, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Washington, DC 20036-1183 ($18).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. School of Education and Human Development.