ERIC Number: ED392314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec-10
Reference Count: N/A
Mexico-U.S. Migration Patterns: Implications for the Development of Binational Collaboration in Adult Education.
Recent new patterns in Mexico-United States migration are examined briefly, and the implications of each for planning and implementing adult education programs are discussed. The patterns noted include: (1) migration of greater distances and from new areas in Mexico, both to border areas in Mexico and to locations in California and the West Coast; (2) increases in migration flow; (3) and "shuttle migration," or movement back and forth between home and work areas. It is predicted that United States-Mexico economic integration will increase existing difficulties in providing adequate and appropriate education. A substantial investment in educational services is seen as necessary and justifiable. In addition, services must be tailored to the specific demographic characteristics of different migrant populations (older, traditional migrants, younger populations motivated to learn new language and vocational skills, and women) in order to be most effective. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mexico; United States
Note: Paper presented at the Border States Conference (San Diego, CA, December 10, 1991).