ERIC Number: ED438149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Cultural Resources for Mexican American Education. ERIC Digest.
Collins, Timothy; Hagerman, Robert
Even though Mexican Americans are the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, their history and literature receive limited attention in schools. Incorporating Mexican American culture and history into the curriculum should help minimize the cultural myopia characteristic of many students and the cultural alienation that may contribute to school failure by Mexican American students. This digest summarizes the contents of various helpful resources, most of which have Web sites providing extensive information or full-text documents. Five research-related resources include on-line library collections, a multimedia encyclopedia, a virtual reference desk, and a national guide to rural Latino resources. Seven curriculum items include a public television series on Mexican American history, on-line collections of Mexican American art and culture, on-line teacher resources, a book chapter, and a Spanish-language Web site on Mexican cultural resources. Three publishers focus on bilingual and Spanish-language children's books and on books by and about U.S. Hispanics. Three Web sites feature Latino news, current events, popular culture, and links to student resources on Hispanic and indigenous heritage. (Contains 18 resources.) (SV)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic American Culture, Instructional Materials, Mexican American Education, Mexican American History, Mexican Americans, Multicultural Education, Multimedia Materials, Resource Materials
ERIC/CRESS, P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348. For full text: http://www.ael.org/eric/publicat.htm#digests.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Charleston, WV.