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Chicanas and Higher Education [microform] / Dolores Muga Coker
Bib ID 5439596
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Coker, Dolores Muga
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1984 
11 p. 

Hispanic women still face educational and employment handicaps rooted in racial and sex-related discrimination. Because Hispanic women are the product of two cultures (the traditional Mexican American culture inside the home and the dominant American culture outside the home), they sometimes face a struggle. Although research indicates that Mexican American girls have higher aspirations and think learning is more important than do Mexican American boys, they still receive less schooling. Under 6% graduate from college, as compared to 9% of Mexican American males. Their low educational attainment may be due to the fact that school is unrelated to success in traditional Mexican American roles. Their educational and occupational attainment may be restricted by their adherence to traditional cultural values which emphasize male supremacy, maternal self-sacrifice, and the maintenance of family roles at the expense of other roles for women. While elementary and secondary teachers should be sensitive to the culture of Hispanic women in order to avoid home-school conflicts, counselors should guide Hispanic women towards non-traditional careers. Texts and other classroom materials should avoid perpetuating stereotypes about Hispanic female submissiveness. Further study of the subject is needed. (SB)


ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Chicano Studies (12th, Austin, TX, March 8-10, 1984).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Aspiration.  |  Culture Conflict.  |  Educational Attainment.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Employment Level.  |  Females.  |  Higher Education.  |  Hispanic American Culture.  |  Mexican Americans.  |  Minority Groups.  |  Racial Discrimination.  |  Sex Differences.  |  Sex Discrimination.  |  Sex Role.  |  Sex Stereotypes.  |  Student Attitudes.  |  Teacher Role.  |  Values.  |  Chicanas  |  Texas
Form/genre Information Analyses.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
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