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ERIC Number: EJ783300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Caribbean-Immigrant Educators: More than an Ocean of Difference
Rhone, Angela
Childhood Education, v84 n1 p44 Fall 2007
This article examines the plight of Caribbean-immigrant educators in light of the changing demographics of the United States. Of the immigrants who move to the United States from the Caribbean, many are educators who arrive with the desire to continue teaching. Instead of being able to continue in their chosen profession, however, these immigrants face obstacles associated with the facts that: (1) they are immigrants; (2) they are of a minority racial status; (3) they are struggling with assimilation and acculturation; and, most important, (4) they are required to pursue additional education for a job they have already been performing for a number of years in their native countries. In an attempt to address this issue, the author presents a profile of Caribbean-immigrant educators and examines the need for Caribbean-immigrant educators to understand the essence of America's history of education and how this has shaped the sociopolitical framework of how each ethnic group learns. Finally, the author offers suggestions for teacher education departments to help Caribbean-immigrant preservice teachers adjust to teaching in the United States.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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