First published in 1971, The Background of Immigrant Children offers a deeper understanding of the diversity and richness of the customs, cultures, and religious convictions of the minority groups in a multiracial society. Ivor Morrish argues that in order to go beyond the mere tolerance of the other groups, it is becoming one of the important functions of the teacher to assist in the development of social awareness in his pupils and this must include a sympathetic involvement in the cultural ideas and outlook of groups from all over the world. This book is an attempt to introduce the teacher in training to three of the main coloured immigrant groups in Britain (West Indians, Indians, and Pakistanis), and to some of the problems that culture contact poses. This book will be a useful resource for scholars and researchers of education, multiculturalism, sociology, and social anthropology.
Table of Contents
Author’s Preface Introduction: Common Ground Part I: The West Indians 1. General Background of the West Indies 2. Religion in the West Indies 3. Social Background of the West Indies 4. Education in the West Indies 5. Culture Contact with the host society Part II: The Indians 6. General Background of India 7. Some Indian Religions 8. Social Background of the Indians 9. Education of the Indians 10. Culture Contact with the host society Part III: The Pakistanis 11. General Background of Pakistan 12. The Religion of Pakistan 13. Social Background of the Pakistanis 14. Education of the Pakistanis 15. Culture Contact with the host society Conclusion General Bibliography Name Index Subject Index