ERIC Number: ED207292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Home-School Discrepancies and the Puerto Rican Exceptional Child.
Prewitt-Diaz, Joseph O.
The paper reviews cultural experiences that create home-school discrepancies in Puerto Rican adolescents, some of whom have remigrated from the mainland to the island, and considers factors leading to a diagnosis of social maladjustment or emotional disturbance. The effects of cultural experience, the parents' expectations, and the family's economic situation are examined. Cultural discrepancies experienced by Puerto Rican pupils participating in "More Alternatives for Students," an alternative program in Hartford, Connecticut, included discrepancies in time, space, dependency, personalism, humanism, and relationalism between both cultures. The author concludes that special education teachers must realize that their educational methods are derived from their own culture and must gain a more thorough understanding of the island's educational methods and culture. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Connecticut (Hartford); More Alterntives for Students
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Bilingual Child (New Orleans, LA, February 18-20, 1981, Session F-3).