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ERIC Number: ED380034
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Current Mexican-American and Chicano Studies Undergraduate College Programs in the United States.
Jaramillo, James A.
This study conducted a library literature search of college guides, directories, and catalogs to determine the number of undergraduate level Chicano/a Studies and Mexican-American Studies programs in the U.S. The analysis found that there were 76 undergraduate programs in these fields, including 20 at two-year colleges and 56 at four-year colleges. The program names included ambiguous terms not exclusively defined by ethnicity (Chicano, Mexican-American, Riqueno, Latino) but also defined by geography (southwest, borderlands, la frontera); subject matter (literature, history, education, culture, minority); geopolitics (Mexico-United States); race (La Raza); and specific personal name (Tomas Rivera Center). This finding led to the recommendation that each program be classified by its function as an academic and/or research center and that each program's output by academic or research function be measured, to help individuals determine how programs could meet their respective needs. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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