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ERIC Number: ED204458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
The Cultural Adjustment of the Puerto Rican Miqrant Student.
Prewitt, Joseph O. Diaz; Prewitt, Maria D. Rodriguez
This paper discusses the effects of migration on the cultural adjustment of Puerto Rican students. It is asserted that the school systems on the mainland and the island are not equipped to deal with the adjustment problem of Puerto Rican students. A review of the literature on the adjustment problem indicates that controlled cross-ethnic studies with Puerto Ricans are scarce and that there is a need for longitudinal studies with migrant/remigrant students on both the island and the mainland. The paper identifies three factors which must be considered by teachers and school staff in connection with Puerto Rican students: (1) the cultural experience, including the norms and values of the mainland; (2) parents' expectations, insofar as they influence the student; and (3) the economic situation of the miqrant family. Behavior patterns common to students during their first year on the mainland are described and suggestions regarding teachers' response are offered. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A