Learning and Culture

Generally, people are of the view that the minorities are in no way superior to them and hence are in no position to obtain the same level of education and social grounding because they are considered as coming from a poor cultural background. These minorities also face the risk of being discriminated against or excluded from other social activities such as good education, employment and other social activities in which the majority take part which is vital for any individual to live in dignity and harmony. Therefore, the integration of such minority groups poses a problem because inclusion into these activities in the bigger picture seems to be a rather difficult task because of their different cultural backgrounds.In the promotion of educational success for the youth in the minority sector, a peer-review study was conducted in a high school in California. Several primary factors were analyzed of migrant youth in the high school-aged group to gauge their academic achievement. As of July 2002, there were 819,000 migrant children nationwide. Fine, M., Weis, L., Powell, L. C. (1997). This group of children suffered the worst disadvantage due to the culmination of so many factors like poverty, poor health and nutrition, and a high rate of absenteeism.In a national study on school completion rates, it was estimated that only about half received a high school diploma (State University of New York [SUNY] Oneonta Migrant Programs, 1987. Vamos, 1992). When comparing the students of different schools it was found that 77% of migrant students of Hillside High School (HHS) completed their 12th grade in 1998. another 8% remained in school pursuing a GED. Gibson, M. A. (1998) in comparison to 39% of non- migrant Mexican students who graduated on schedule. In the Appleton Unified School District, there were two public schools.