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ERIC Number: ED097395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Verbal Skills and the Asian American Student.
Takeuchi, Stuart M.
The Anglo educator views the Asian American as the ideal student: hardworking and not causing trouble. The quiet, passive behavior of Asian American students, however, often signifies problems in verbalization needing attention. The verbal problems of the Asian American student can be viewed as the product of a cycle involving the Asian American home and the schools, and evidenced by performance on standardized college entrance examinations. Close examination of Scholastic Aptitude Test examinations shows a marked difference between performance on the Verbal component versus the Math scores. Of an estimated 275 Asian American students at the University of Colorado, (Boulder), 160 were involved in the Asian American Educational Opportunity Program (AA-EOP) for academic year 1973-74. These students tend to be less verbal in class than their Anglo counterparts. They tend to score lower on verbal ability examinations than their university counterparts. They tend to choose majors requiring minimum self-expression and/or good math ability. In order to alleviate, at least incrementally, some of these problems, the AA-EOP is developing a curriculum program directed at reading, writing, and verbal skill development. The object is to develop verbal skills and to offer to the student a wider range of choices for major, career, and quite possibly, the direction of his/her life. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Colorado (Boulder)