Adolescent Immigrants from Haiti Research Proposal by Research Group

Adolescent Immigrants from Haiti
A research proposal to identify strategies for improving the academic performance of adolescent immigrants from Haiti.
# 27109 | 4,695 words | 19 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on May 25, 2003 in Education (General) , Research Designs (General) , Hot Topics (Immigration)

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This paper examines how Haitian immigration to the United States has increased in recent years in spite of the efforts of successive political administrations in the United States to restrain and turn back the flow. It evaluates how there are a wide variety of factors combined to cause difficulties for immigrant Haitian adolescents in American schools and how the attitudes of Haitian students toward the value of education with respect to their own futures often creates significant barriers between the students and the schools. It proposes a study to investigate the effects of a bilingual curriculum content on problems incurred by Haitian high school students.

Statement of the Problem
Purpose of the Study
Research Questions
Overview of the Remainder of the Study
Review of the Literature
Stratification of Educational Outcomes
Research Design
Data Analysis

From the Paper:

"In addition, fear of failure, an absence of motivation, poor self-concept, and related stress-producing factors long have been associated with the development of anxieties and stresses that manifest themselves in behaviors such as academic and social behaviors that, in turn, lead to poor academic performance (Senecal, 1995). Rubenzer (1990) contended that school-related stress is the most prevalent untreated cause of academic failure. Fear of failure produces stress that in turn manifests itself as anxiety that leads to substandard academic performance (Griffin & Griffin, 1998). Poor self-concept and self-esteem contribute to a fear of failure. Thus, it is important to identify strategies for immigrant adolescent Haitian students that will foster in such students the will to work and excel in school."

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