ERIC Number: ED221639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Remigration of the Puerto Rican Student as a Factor in School Adjustment.
Nogueras, Juan A.; Prewitt-Diaz, Joseph O.
The growing number of Puerto Rican return migrants (those who return to Puerto Rico after having lived in the United States mainland for several years) face sociological, psychological, and linguistic and social adaptation problems. To meet these students' linguistic needs, the Puerto Rican Department of Education has developed several bilingual education programs. Some studies indicate that, compared to non-migrant students, return migrant students are more poorly adjusted to school, lack confidence, feel inferior, have low self-esteem, and are often described by teachers as low achievers, troublemakers, aggressive, undisciplined, disrespectful, lacking identity, and unable to speak either English or Spanish well. However, some teachers believe that return migrants will react positively when they feel that teachers and their non-migrant peers are trying to understand them. The problem of the return migrant student should be regarded not only as a linguistic problem, but also as one of adjustment to two cultures. (Author/MJL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Puerto Rico