ERIC Number: ED196977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Teaching and Learning with Caribbean Students.
London, Clement B. G.
Presently, the most frequent point of contact between the United States and many Caribbean island states is the immigrant population. Incentives for immigration are provided by a tradition of colonialism, economies dependent upon agriculture, and problems resulting from rapidly increasing populations. The continuing influx of Caribbeans to the United States is providing a concomitant inflow of students into American schools. Since little is known by the general American public about the Caribbean as a whole and about the historical, social, and cultural background of the Caribbean peoples, it is imperative that the American educational community be oriented to Caribbean students who carry their own needs and values into the educational setting. This paper attempts to address these considerations by examining background issues of Caribbean conditions and by using this examination to explain certain cultural nuances. Suggestions are offered to those responsible for educating Caribbean students. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fordham Univ., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Caribbean; Caribbean Islanders; United States
Note: Paper presented at the Association of Caribbean Studies Annual Conference entitled "New Directions in Caribbean Studies: Facing the 80's" (2nd, Nassau, Bahamas, July 17-18, 1980).