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ERIC Number: ED543984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 104
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Education of the Adult Migrant. Bulletin, 1961, No. 6. OE-13012
Brice, Edward Warner
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Migration has been an essential part of American life and a contributing factor to the urbanization of its cities. The pages of history are filled with the record of the movement of people away from a lesser toward a greater opportunity and the search for security and happiness in some more favorable environment. There are two large groups of migrants in America today, the agricultural migrants who follow the crops, and the industrial migrants who come to the city seeking new opportunities. The limitations and scope of this bulletin exclude a consideration of the agricultural migrant. It also excludes a consideration of the immigrant who has been a contributing force in U.S. population growth. The chief concern of this bulletin is with that large aggregation of internal migrants who leave their communities for urban centers in search of work and other opportunities. What are some of the educational problems and issues involved in migration? This bulletin identifies the more pressing of them without presuming to suggest final solutions. The report constitutes an "approach" to the subject under discussion, not an exhaustive analysis of it. Some of the threads which lead from the new resident in the urban community back to the sources and causes of migration and forward to the educational needs and requirements have been identified. Suggested guides to further analysis and study have been included. National, State, and local workers, educators, leaders in lay and professional organizations, and parents should find the report valuable in planning, appraising, and improving educational programs for the adult migrants who are crowding into urban centers at an accelerating rate. This bulletin is divided into five sections, as follows: (1) Populations on the Move; (2) The Responsibility and Challenge of Education; (3) Selected Urban Community Approaches to the Education of Migrants; (4) Trends in the Development of Educational Programs and Services for Migrants; and (5) Educational Needs and Concerns Requiring Further Study and Research. A bibliography is included. (Contains 1 table, 2 figures, and 44 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)