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Mangione Ed & Dev Presentation
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  • 1. EDUCATION ANDMEXICO-UNITED STATESIMMIGRATION:EDUCATIONAL ACCESSFOR ALL?Heather Mangione, Clark University
  • 2. Thesis & Research Statement There are a number of institutional barriers in place within both the Mexico & United States education systems that make it nearly impossible for Mexican children to succeed Both the United States and Mexico experience a negative rate of return from these children as they grow into labour-able adults.
  • 3. Mexico & The Mexican EducationSystem Mexico is the 5th largest country in the Americas and the 13th largest nation in the world. The current population is estimated to be 112 million people (2011). 97% literacy rate for children under age 14 91% literacy rate for adults over 15 (www.unesco.org)
  • 4. Indigenous & Migrant Education inMexico The National Council for Life and Work (Consejo Nacional de Educación para la Vida y el Trabajo, CONEVyT)  Establish community plazas throughout the country where adults participate in continuing education certification programs and literacy/numeracy programs for free (Flores-Moreno, 2008).  A significant percent of the country’s population did not receive an education past grade 9 (Secundaria)  Many citizens are migrant farm workers and are not only illiterate but trained only in agricultural work  CONEVyT strives to provide higher-level technological computer training and skills to adults all over Mexico and does target adults in rural areas.
  • 5. The U.S.-Mexican Drug War and Educational Access www.npr.org
  • 6. Mexico-U.S. Immigration
  • 7. U.S.-Mexico Immigration:Educational Access for Children Undocumented status issues  Plyler vs. doe (1982): Undocumented children can attend public school through high school  Mixed-status families live in fear  Transnational parenting
  • 8. U.S.-Mexico Immigration:Educational Access for Children(cont’d) Institutionalized racist sentiment in schools Anti-immigrant sentiment Deficit model
  • 9. Young Adults, Immigration &Educational Access DREAM Act Access to higher education Institutional barriers in place to bar undocumented students to participate in higher education
  • 10. Education For All Goals (2000) 1. Expand early childhood care and education 2. Provide free and compulsory primary education to all 3. Promote learning and life skills for young people and adults 4. Increase adult literacy by 50 percent 5. Achieve gender parity by 2005, gender equality by 2015 6. Improve the quality of education
  • 11. Immigration-based NGO in theU.S. • Immigrant Child Advocacy • Home Studies Project • Deportation Issues Counseling & Safety Protection
  • 12. Immigration-based Non-Profit Mexican Educational Foundation of NY Focus on young adults Projects/Activities  After-school program  Mentorship program

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