ERIC Number: ED464876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Hispanic Heritage Month 2000: Children--Our Future.
Defense Equal Opportunity Management Inst., Patrick AFB, FL.
This report seeks to assist employees of the military services to increase their awareness of and knowledge about Hispanics beyond what they see in popular culture. The report includes an overview and update about Hispanic demographics in the United States. It also discusses a few cultural issues and provides information intended to help organizations enlighten their members during their observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, 2000. Following an introduction, the report is divided into five sections: (1) "Hispanics in the U.S." (Children Indicate Continued Growth of Hispanics; About the Hispanic Population); (2) "Hispanics in the Department of Defense and U.S. Coast Guard" (Hispanics in the Senior Ranks); (3) "The Future" (Our Future Officers: Accession Programs; Low Supply: Recruiting and Retention Challenges; High Demand; Closing the Gap); (4) "Cultural Considerations" (Acculturation; Importance and Influence of Family; Education; Gender Roles: Machismo); and (5) "Conclusion." Appended is information about Web sites and Hispanics involved in subject areas of: politics, entertainment, writing, art, medicine, science, social activism, sports, business, education, and military firsts. (Contains 50 references.) (BT)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Demography, Heritage Education, Hispanic Americans, Sociocultural Patterns
Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Directorate of Research, Patrick Air Force Base, FL 32925-3399.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Defense Equal Opportunity Management Inst., Patrick AFB, FL.