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Tijerina, Felix 1905-1965

Works: 6 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 1,624 library holdings
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Felix Tijerina
Felix Tijerina, Sr. Family Papers by Felix Tijerina( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection contains papers such as correspondence, publications, articles, minutes, and programs that detail the varied activities of Felix and Janie Tijerina. Material on the "Little School of the 400" represents a large portion of the collection. Other areas covered include the restaurant business, civil rights, LULAC, the Republican party, the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects, and the Rotary Club
What Price Education? What is It Worth? Where Does It Begin? WhoDoes It Benefit? What Can We Do About It? 1962 Report of the LittleSchool of 400 by Felix Tijerina( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

After a detailed study of the scholastic retardation of Latin American children in Texas public schools due to the language barrier, the National Office of the League of United Latin American Citizens (lulac) decided that this problem was of the utmost importance and a matter which the organization should work to correct. After obtaining the necessary authorization, pilot projects of the "Little School of the 400" were opened in various places, at LULAC's expense. Named after a list of 400 basic, indispensable English words for beginning non-English speaking children, the program enrolled 60 children in 2 schools in 1957. Nine more "Little Schools" were opened in 1958. In 1959, the Texas Legislature adopted a House Bill authorizing the program's establishment under the official title of "Preschool Instructional Classes for Non-English Speaking Children" with the understanding that these classes would not be exclusively for the Latin American child, but for the overall benefit of all non-English speaking children in Texas. More than 15,000 non-English speaking children were enrolled in 1960, and this attendance progressively increased through the summer of 1962 to over 18,000 children. Based on the program's efforts, recommendations concerning such items as a state mobile teacher unit law, job training school for elementary students, and Federal grants-in-aid were submitted to local, State, and national education agencies. (Nq)
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Alternative Names
Felix Tijerina American activist and restaurateur

Tijerina Villarreal, Feliberto, 1905-1965

English (10)