ERIC Number: ED230475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Different People: Studies in Ethnicity and Education.
Gumbert, Edgar B., Ed.
Originally presented as lectures at Georgia State University in 1982, these three papers address the themes of multiethnic societies in the United States and Great Britain. In the first paper "Identity, Conflict, and Survival Mechanisms for Asian Americans," the author discusses how the observable patterns of mobility through education and community development are consequences of meaningful action and interaction among millions of Asian Americans over time. Cultural identity and the process of assimilation of Caribbean Americans is the focus of the second paper. The barriers to assimilation faced by many Caribbean migrants have caused many of them to question the viability of this goal and to turn to ethnic bargaining as a way of competing for political strength and survival in the United States. The third paper examines British racial and educational policies in the 1960s and 1970s. The evolution of Britain into a multiracial society has been marked by ambiguity in policy that has been both welcoming and resistant (and sometimes racist). British education has, most of the time, paid lip service to the goals of multiracism, while being less than positive in its pursuit. (RM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Comparative Education, Cubans, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Mobility, Educational Policy, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Ethnicity, Group Unity, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Multicultural Education, Occupational Mobility, Public Policy, Racial Bias, Racial Relations, Refugees, Social Integration, Social Mobility, Subcultures
Center for Cross-cultural Education, College of Education, Georgia State University, University Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30303 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Center for Cross-cultural Education.
Identifiers: Caribbean Americans; Great Britain; United States