ERIC Number: ED024896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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The Immigrant and the School in New York City; A Program for Citizenship.
Farrell, John Joseph
A study was made of the nature of immigrant education in New York City during the years 1895-1915 and its impact on American education. Citizenship education grew from a narrowly conceived course in 1900 to a total concept of public education by 1915, and changed further during and after World War I to meet the desire for national unity and the need for self-understanding. Teachers were often ineffective with immigrants because of cultural bias and inadequate training and understanding. Parochial schools were important in transmitting national cultures; the Federal government, immigrant associations, churches, voluntary agencies, and individuals greatly aided in Americanization. Immigrant education caused major changes in public education, including health programs, social studies programs, and new democratic teaching methods. (The study concludes with an investigation of the Puerto Rican educational problem in New York City today.) (author/ly)
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Citizenship, Curriculum, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Evaluation, Evening Programs, History, Immigrants, Minority Groups, Organizations (Groups), Parochial Schools, Public Education, Puerto Ricans, Teacher Characteristics
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)