ERIC Number: ED130970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
TACT/ESAA Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 1.
Association of Chinese Teachers, San Francisco, CA.
This first issue of a bimonthly newsletter that contains articles relevant to teaching about Chinese Americans at the secondary level is announced on a one time basis. The Association of Chinese Teachers (TACT) has received a grant for 1976-77 to develop secondary-level curriculum materials. This publication is one product of that effort. Other products will be sound filmstrips about Chinese Americans; a teacher's guide and an anthology of selected writings by Chinese-American authors; inservice training for teachers; and a public affairs TV program on multicultural education, project activities, and instructional materials. Another grant will enable TACT to develop Chinese-American short stories and to produce curriculum materials for grades 4 through 6 on the Chinese-American experience in the United States. Suggestions are made for teaching about Chinese Americans from their own perspective, not from the Euro-centric viewpoint. A section titled "Facts and Figures about Chinese Americans" explains the origins of Chinese Americans and the pattern of Chinese immigration to the United States from 1857 to 1973. Several maps illustrate the distribution of Chinese Americans in the United States by state. A report on income and occupations shows that Chinese Americans in the job market today are either highly educated professionals or menial workers. (AV)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Asian Studies, Chinese Americans, Chinese Culture, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Stereotypes, Federal Aid, Immigrants, Minority Groups, Newsletters, Population Distribution, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Textbook Bias
Association of Chinese Teachers, 227 Lake Street, San Francisco, California 94118 (free)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of Chinese Teachers, San Francisco, CA.