ERIC Number: ED221054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Limited English Proficiency Students in Wisconsin: Cultural Background and Educational Needs. Part I: Hispanic Students (Mexican and Puerto Rican).
Knop, Constance K.
A training manual was developed to acquaint teachers and administrators with the history and culture of Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans in Wisconsin so that they can better meet the educational needs of their limited English proficient students. This manual is one of three such manuals intended for use with allied audiovisual materials. Historical attempts to meet the needs of bilingual students in Wisconsin and the United States are reviewed, and aspects of different types of educational programs for minority students in Wisconsin are outlined. Information is provided on such topics as the history of Hispanics in the Midwest, language use and attitudes, cultural identity, Mexican migration to Milwaukee, Mexican family structure and values, Puerto Rican migration, and educational needs of Puerto Rican students. Videotapes and suggested readings concerning aspects of Hispanic culture and approaches to teaching English to Hispanic students are listed. (RW)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Cultural Background, Cultural Traits, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic American Culture, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Lesson Plans, Limited English Speaking, Mexican Americans, Needs Assessment, Orientation Materials, Puerto Ricans
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Instructional Services.