ERIC Number: ED239818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Refugees and Migrants: Problems and Program Responses. A Look at the Causes and Consequences of Today's Major International Population Flows, and at the Ford Foundation's New Programs to Address the Problems of Refugees and Migrants in the United States and Elsewhere in the World. A Working Paper.
Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
The paper reflects the Ford Foundation's emphasis since 1980 on long-term problems of refugees and migrants across national borders, and the desire of the Foundation staff to strengthen the long-term capacity of key institutions and communities to cope with population flows. Focus is first on the consequences of migrant flows for sending and receiving countries, for individuals involved, and for agencies called on to provide short- and long-term solutions; and second on current and future grant activity within the Foundation's International Affairs, Human Rights and Social Justice, and Urban Poverty programs. The paper shifts between broad international concerns, those of developing countries, and those of the United States. The growing Hispanization of the United States and pending immigration legislation are noted. Educational concerns mentioned include rights of refugee/migrant children to public education; tendency of recent refugee groups to have decreased levels of education; English as a second language; vocational education; problems of semiliterate and nonliterate refugees; and public education to promote understanding of cultural differences. Tables show 1982 world refugee statistics (total=10,032,400), 1981 ratios of refugees to local population for the top 20 countries, 7-year (1975-81) Indochinese refugee totals, and 1981 contributions to international refugee agencies by the top 20 countries. (MH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Civil Liberties, Culture Contact, Developing Nations, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Health Services, Housing, Illiteracy, Indochinese, International Programs, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Mexicans, Migrants, Migration, National Programs, Population Growth, Public Affairs Education, Refugees, Research Needs
Ford Foundation, Office of Reports, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.