ERIC Number: EJ1108855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Huelga Schools in Houston: Community-Based Education in the Struggle for Legal Recognition, 1970
San Miguel, Guadalupe, Jr.
Journal of Latinos and Education, v15 n4 p266-274 2016
This essay provides an overview of the huelga schools established in Houston, Texas, in 1970. For 2 years, from 1970 to 1972, the Mexican American community opposed the Houston Independent School District's plan to integrate the schools by pairing so-called White Mexican Americans with African American students. While they protested this decision, Mexican Americans also established huelga or strike schools in order to provide their children with basic skills in education and to explain the meaning and significance of their political actions. This is the history of the huelga schools established in the 1st months of this struggle.
Descriptors: Community Education, Community Action, Resistance (Psychology), Mexican American Education, Mexican Americans, Organizational Change, Consolidated Schools, Educational Development, Educational History, School Location, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Texas (Houston)