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Lear MatthewsAs our children and grandchildren return to school or begin their formal educational journey, we look forward to another year of significant learning, positive socialization and skills acquisition in preparation for a career and other desirable outcomes.The memories and educational values inculcated in the “good ol’ days” keep us grounded, but the need to adapt to contemporary institutions with constantly changing technology and curricula is inevitable. This new experience varies from anticipated success to frustration in negotiating the system.One social commentator warns that in the midst of social transition, “education is not a desired goal for many segments of the population,Ben Gedeon Jersey, easy money is”. Such an assertion is extremely worrisome. This article highlights the intersecting of learning environment and Diaspora challenges, expressing thoughts based on research findings and observations on the topic and proposes possible solutions.The Home country – Case of Guyana: There is no shortage of criticism of the educational systems in Caribbean countries including Guyana, painting a rather gloomy picture of the future. The dearth of qualified teachers and inadequate resources are well documented, and so is the alleged mediocre response by the government.During the “good ‘ol days” teachers appeared more dedicated and invested in the total education of students. However, several factors exacerbate the current situation, mired by economic and political suffocation. Teachers are not only underpaid,Wholesale Jerseys, but many have “interim” status, forging a non-committal attitude toward teaching locally.The policy of retiring Government school principals at age 55 has decimated the chance for consistent and dependable leadership. There seems to be a correlation between students’ success rate and the capacity of their family to afford “extra lessons”.Introduction of the Learning Channel and lab top distribution are positive, but some students’ academic underachievement may be linked to poor nutrition. It is suspected that teachers’ mental preparation is affected by life stresses including the lack of basic human needs and the demands of caring for their own children. In addition,http://www.airmaxfantasy.us.com/Gel-Hyper-33-Asics/, the ethnic disparity in educational achievement appears to be increasing.For example, the 2013 SCEC exam results in a leading city high school show that East Indian students outranked their African counterparts by an 8 to 2 ratio.Simultaneously, the anticipation of youngsters to emigrate can have a negative effect on their commitment to education. A World Bank report found that the number of school-age children leaving the country has vastly increased.  Notwithstanding means to an end, a sobering reality is that immigration may be seen as a more attractive alternative to education. Consequently, students become disinterested in school or stop attending all together.The Diaspora – Newcomers to North America, especially children and adolescents who were born or raised in the Caribbean rely on family network and school as primary sources of guidance, inspiration and support and in their efforts to achieve academic success.Many families expect the school to play a major role in the socialization and achievement of their children.  Yet these youngsters are often faced with the underrated task of familiarization with the school system and ambivalent response from some educators.Although the facilities and opportunities afforded in North American schools are generally superior to those in the Caribbean, some dimensions of the school environment conjure up structural barriers. These include cultural differences, overcrowded classrooms, self-esteem problems related to stereotyping, ridicule, and discipline-related conflict.The latter was poignantly exemplified when a newly-arrived student from Guyana was warned by his teacher to “stay away from the boys in your class”.  Shifts in immigrant household constellation and domestic policy,Wholesale NBA Jerseys, though protective,China Jerseys NFL, often undermine parental authority and indirectly affecting educational progress. Distractions from a barrage of frivolous entertainment-focus media further complicate the situation in both environments.Possible Solutions:  The growing numbers of Hometown Associations, including Alumni Chapters provide material and academic support,Cheap NBA Jerseys, such as computers, laboratory equipment and scholarships. Through their efforts, infrastructural and curriculum standards in country-of-origin institutions have improved. Such transnational support should be extended to students whose families cannot afford extra lessons.Funding a student breakfast program would be helpful.  This must continue with the hope that it does not absolve government of its development responsibilities. The joint project of the International Organization of Migration and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, GUYD, should include incentives to attract and retain qualified teachers. Such incentives may include government scholarships and negotiable contractual agreements.The extracurricular needs of teachers must be understood and addressed when possible. The provision of Support Services for teachers and Counseling Centers and Early Childhood Education Programs for students would be an investment in academic success. The retirement age for Head Teachers should be extended, allowing for the completion of established goals.Schools in the US need to develop a culturally competent system with the capacity for cultural sensitivity, knowledge, and skills, which will help to overcome some of the aforementioned barriers.Parents must be continuously vigilant in working collaboratively with school personnel. With more parent-school participation by fathers, youngsters must be encouraged to emulate positive values and constructive use of Internet technology. Drawing from the cultural heritage foundations that helped to mold our destiny, parents should denigrate behaviors that detract from educational achievement.Hopefully, the above attributes, challenges and modest proposed actions add to the discussion of our children’s future.