ERIC Number: ED241667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
From Laos to the Midwest: Schools and Students in Transition Guide for Video Programs: Pain and Promise [and] Fitting In. Bulletin No. 49-05.
Guskin, Judith T.; Goldstein, Beth L.
This guide is intended for use with two videotapes--"Pain and Promise" and "Fitting In"--that address the educational needs of Hmong and Lao students. Information presented in the guide includes brief descriptions of the social organization, religions, languages, and educational backgrounds of Lao and Hmong refugees. Differences and similarities between the two groups are also outlined. Indochinese bilingual program models in the three school districts featured in the videotapes (St. Paul, Minnesota; and Sheboygan and Madison, Wisconsin) are described. Problems from the perspectives of Indochinese students and the schools are then reviewed, and solutions are considered. An extensive list of references (publications; slides, videotapes, and films; and sources for Lao, Hmong, and general Indochinese materials) is also provided. (GC)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Bilingual Education Programs, Culture Conflict, Elementary Secondary Education, Laotians, Refugees
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Bilingual Education, P.O. Box 7841, Madion, WI 53707 (video programs).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee. Midwest National Origin Desegregation Assistance Center.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers: Hmong People; Minnesota (Saint Paul); Wisconsin
Note: Project supported by funds from a training grant, ESEA Title VII, U.S. Department of Education.