ERIC Number: ED199345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Asian and Pacific Americans: An Educational Challenge. Working Papers on Meeting the Education Needs of Cultural Minorities.
Vongthieres, Siri; Egan, Lawrence A.
This report includes (1) a paper that was written by Siri Vongthieres and Lawrence Egan regarding the educational needs of both native born and recently arrived Asian Americans, and (2) a review of that paper by Masako Ledward, LaVerne Moore, and Emiko I. Kudo. Issues discussed concerning American born Asian students include: (1) English language proficiency; (2) self concept problems as an expression of cultural conflict; (3) cultural conflict and the home environment; (4) poverty; and (5) school climate. For recent immigrants topics covered are: (1) language barriers; (2) family structures; (3) school climate; (4) parent involvement; (5) poverty; and (6) mobility and settlement patterns. The use of bilingual immersion, peer tutoring and English as a Second Language programs to meet Asian students' educational needs is reviewed with attention paid to evaluation difficulties, personnel shortages, program costs, and pertinent laws. (APM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Bilingual Education, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Differences, Educational Environment, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Family Environment, Hawaiians, Immersion Programs, Immigrants, Peer Teaching, Poverty, Self Concept
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers: Pacific Americans