ERIC Number: ED198215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on the Cuban Students in the Dade County Public Schools, Miami, Florida: Working Papers on Meeting the Education Needs of Cultural Minorities.
Inclan, Rosa Guas
This paper was commissioned by the Education Commission of the States to identify and discuss the educational needs of Cuban students in the United States. Historical background is presented in the first section with discussions of the characteristics of Cubans who were educated in Dade County, Florida, in the sixties and seventies and of the strategies used by the school system to meet their needs. This is followed by a description of the education of Cubans and other minority groups in Dade County in the eighties, with an emphasis on English and Spanish language programs. The newest Cuban immigrants to the United States, the Mariel population, are then described from psychological and educational perspectives. The paper concludes with a discussion of what remains to be done to educate the new Cubans. The findings and recommendations of a study designed to describe the Mariel population, summaries of evaluations of Dade County bilingual programs, and a list of recommended instructional materials are appended. (MK)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Florida