A Study of Fourteen Pre-School Children and Their Families to Determine the Need for Extending the Existing Services at Saint Joseph's School for the Deaf, Bronx, New York, 1959
The influx of the Puerto Rican migrants to the United States for the past decade has brought a keen concern, and need to find ways of helping these newcomers to adapt themselves to their new environment. Many civic, educational, political, and health officials have expressed concern for this need, and as a result many studies and recommendations have been made as to what will be the best ways of helping the Puerto Ricans in this community. Particularly interesting have been the studies made in the field of education for the Puerto Rican children in the Public Schools of New York. The need to develop new teaching methods and materials for teaching English to non-English speaking children was the focus of a recent study sponsored by the Board of Education of the City of New York. However, although the children included in this study had a language handicap, because they did not have a command of the English language, it was found that their education could be accelerated with the use of effective methods. It was also interesting to note that the family make-up, background and attitudes toward the child’s education was also covered in this study, and it was generally agreed that the family played an important role in the education of the child.
Disability studies|Special education|Health care management|Social work
Blanco, Genoveva, "A Study of Fourteen Pre-School Children and Their Families to Determine the Need for Extending the Existing Services at Saint Joseph's School for the Deaf, Bronx, New York, 1959" (1960). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557775.