Colegio Cesar Chavez, 1973-1983: A Chicano Struggle for Educational Self-Determination

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This work illuminates the founding and brief existence of Colegio Cesar Chavez , founded in the Pacific Northwest in 1973. The work is set within a national and regional context.
Colegio Cesar Chavez holds a unique niche in Chicano social and educational history, due to its strong Chicano philosophical roots, alternative educational model, and geographical location. The work highlights the socio-political milieu and issues contributing to the rise and demise of this bold Chicano educational experiment. The history of Colegio Cesar Chavez tells the story of a Chicano struggle for educational and self determination."
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Presents an institutional history of Colegio Cesar Chavez, founded in Mt. Angel, Oregon, and provides a foundation for future studies investigating the need and feasibility of Chicano colleges in expanding diversity in American higher education. Gives insight into the college's founding, mission, and philosophy, and describes the campus community, including administration, faculty, and students. Focuses on reasons for the college's closure, placing its demise in a social historical context. Looks at external problems, such as economic recession and a rise in conservatism, and institutional challenges including legal struggles of foreclosure and accreditation and political infighting. Author information is not given. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Illustrations
1 Introduction 3
2 Social and Historical Context 9
3 How It All Began 27
4 A Collective Dream Realized The Birth of Colegio Cesar Chavez 33
5 Fading Dreams and Hopes: Colegio's Decline and Demise 63
6 Conclusions and Insights for Chicano College Promoters 105
App. A: Research Tools and Methodology 117
App. B: Interview Consent Form 120
Bibliography 123
Index 129
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