Masters Thesis

Characteristics of Mexican American children as perceived by Fresno County (California) teachers.

Mexican Americans are a segment of the rural poor. These low income people face uniquely complex problems. Often they do not speak English; their children are virtually un- touched by existing school programs; their lack of job skills and the increasing technicalization of agriculture lead them inevitably to become clients of social welfare agencies. "Rootless, socially and economically disoriented, they re- present a tragic loss in human resources."

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