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ERIC Number: ED315474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Some Mitigating Factors against African-Americans in the Rural American South Opting To Study Abroad.
Mattai, P. Rudy; Ohiwerei, Godwin
This document comprises a review of the factors which may account for the seeming general low interest among African Americans in migration and for the lack of interest among rural Southern blacks in study abroad. A review of the literature on migration indicates that the following factors directly influence the decision to migrate: (1) costs; (2) distance; (3) employment opportunities; (4) educational status; (5) availability of information; and (6) similarity of social organization. The following factors may specifically mitigate against study abroad by rural Southern blacks: (1) the low average income of black families and the high cost of study abroad; (2) the relatively low educational attainment and the degree of passivity of rural southern blacks with regard to mobility; (3) the insecurity and marginality caused by minority group membership; and (4) the lack of communication networks abroad. Increased participation in educational exchange programs might encourage more blacks to pursue foreign study. Statistical data are included on three tables. A 30-item bibliography is appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A