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This newsletter theme issue deals with the phenomenon of mobility or transience in India, Kenya, Greece, Ireland, Malaysia, Thailand and Israel. The primary focus is on mobility's effect on young children, specifically their health and education; some of the broader concerns also addressed by the newsletter are the causes of mobility and its effect on the economy. The newsletter notes that while some of the mobile populations are known as nomads or Gypsies or Travellers, others are known by their occupations such as plantation workers or construction site laborers. Projects and programs that work for the welfare of mobile families and their children are described. Other features in the newsletter are: reports on child-related issues in different countries, with a special mention of The Isolated Schools project in Portugal, which supports the development of educational resources for children living in isolated areas; reviews of books concerning social bias and multicultural education; and an article on violence against children. Summaries of new publications from the Foundation, a report from New Zealand on production of a video about a project for teaching Pacific Islands children, and information on resources are also included. (BAC)

Descriptors: Child Welfare, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Family Environment, Family Mobility, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Migrant Children, Migrant Programs, Migrants, Mobility, Nomads, Parent Child Relationship, Program Descriptions, Transient Children, Violence, Young Children

Author: Bernard van Leer Foundation Newsletter, n76 Oct 1994


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