ERIC Number: ED212699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Meeting the Educational Needs of Indochinese Refugee Children.
This report examines the issues involved in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs for Indochinese refugees. The cultural and linguistic characteristics and resettlement patterns of Indochinese ethnic groups are discussed with respect to the different educational needs of these groups. The policies and services of Federal programs such as those provided under the Refugee Act of 1980, the Indochina Refugee Children Assistance Act of 1976, and the Title VII Basic Projects and Demonstration Projects Program are also examined. Problems incurred by school districts as a result of the migration of refugees are cited; demographic and enrollment information concerning refugee children is reported. Also covered are curriculum development issues, staff development and inservice education, and student, parent, and community organization strategies. It is concluded that further research is needed in order to clarify those services and methods which deal most effectively with the testing, placement, orientation, and provision of instructional services to Indochinese refugees. (JCD)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Asian Americans, Community Role, Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Indochinese, Inservice Education, Land Settlement, Refugees, Second Language Instruction, Staff Development, Staff Orientation
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Bilingual Research, Los Alamitos, CA.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; Refugee Act 1980