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ERIC Number: EJ1006889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Operation Pedro Pan: The Flight to Neverland for More than 14,000 Cuban Children
Cruz, Barbara C.
Social Education, v77 n1 p23-27 Jan-Feb 2013
In this article, the author tells the story of the 22-month program involving the political exodus of thousands of Cuban children to the United States in the early 1960s. Fearing communist indoctrination and the rumor of patria potestad--the government assuming legal guardianship of their children--Cuban parents sent their unaccompanied children to the United States with plans of reunification in the near future. In addition to providing a brief history of the program and the aftermath of the migration, Mario Minichino offers teaching strategies and resources for K-12 classrooms. (Contains 6 notes, 4 resources and 7 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cuba; United States