ERIC Number: ED198207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Black Migrant Child and Public Policy.
Hale, Janice E.
This paper discusses the problems involved in educating black children, particularly black migrant children. The characteristics of black families that influence their children's use of language and classroom behaviors are described. Interaction between black students and teachers and the role that non verbal communication plays in this relationship are considered. A number of research studies are reviewed that have focused on language use and inconsistencies between white teachers' expectations and black children's culturally determined communication styles. The paper also points out the health and nutritional problems that affect migrant children's learning abilities. Several recommendations regarding teaching techniques, testing, government action, and health services are offered. (APM)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Black Students, Classroom Communication, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Needs, Migrant Education, Migrant Health Services, Migrant Youth, Nonverbal Communication, Nutrition, Student Behavior, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Behavior
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper prepared for the Symposium on Public Policy and the Migrant Child (New Brunswick, NJ, October 17-19, 1980).