Palabritas de Mi Gente: A Combative Approach to Subtractive Schooling
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This thesis defines the detriments of subtractive schooling practices to minority cultures by focusing on the specific example of the Mexican American culture. It identifies the problem with teaching bicultural students through dominant group methods and strategies by examining how subtractive schooling practices affect both minority students and dominant group students and the lack of inclusion of all students’ needs in assimilationist teaching practices. It includes a model for a sample program of Mexican American Children’s Literature designed for the San Marcos CISD in San Marcos, Texas and suggestions for modeling programs designed to fit different cultures.