ABSTRACT

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.

chapter |4 pages

Introduction

Common Ground

part Part One|74 pages

The West Indians

chapter Chapter 1|10 pages

General Background of the West Indies

chapter Chapter 2|21 pages

Religion in the West Indies

chapter Chapter 3|17 pages

Social Background of the West Indies

chapter Chapter 4|14 pages

Education in the West Indies

chapter Chapter 5|10 pages

Culture Contact with the Host Society

part Part Two|74 pages

The Indians

chapter Chapter 6|11 pages

General Background of India

chapter Chapter 7|27 pages

Some Indian Religions

chapter Chapter 8|12 pages

Social Background of the Indians

chapter Chapter 9|13 pages

Education of the Indians

chapter Chapter 10|9 pages

Culture Contact with the Host Society

part Part Three|77 pages

The Pakistanis

chapter Chapter 11|10 pages

General Background of Pakistan

chapter Chapter 12|20 pages

The Religion of Pakistan

chapter Chapter 13|11 pages

Social Background of the Pakistanis

chapter Chapter 14|14 pages

Education of the Pakistanis

chapter Chapter 15|11 pages

Culture Contact with the Host Society

chapter |9 pages

Conclusion