ERIC Number: ED228335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Handbook for Teaching Vietnamese-Speaking Students.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Bilingual Bicultural Education.
This handbook describes the background, characteristics, and education and language needs of Vietnamese-speaking students in the United States. The handbook was designed to increase understanding of the Vietnamese language and culture among bilingual education specialists and other school personnel, especially in the California public schools. Section 1 describes patterns of Vietnamese immigration and settlement in the United States, particularly in California; the nature and quality of the immigrants' education in Vietnam; and their attitudes toward education in Vietnam. Section 2 discusses literacy programs in Vietnam, Vietnamese attitudes toward literacy, and patterns of English and Vietnamese usage among the Vietnamese in California. Section 3 analyzes the linguistic characteristics of and cultural influences on the Vietnamese language, and their implications for English instruction for Vietnamese in California. Section 4 discusses instructional and curricular strategies for Vietnamese students with limited English-speaking ability. Appendices include lists of references, educational and community resources, enrollment data on Vietnamese-speaking students in California school districts, and a Vietnamese linguistic table. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Background, Curriculum Development, Educational Background, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Patterns, Limited English Speaking, Literacy, Parent Attitudes, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Vietnamese, Vietnamese People, Writing Instruction
Evaluation, Dissemination and Assessment Center, California State Univ., Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Bilingual Bicultural Education.
Identifiers: California; Vietnam