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ERIC Number: ED131156
Record Type: RIE
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Chao Mung Den Dat My (Welcome to America).
Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, CA.
The purpose of this booklet is to introduce Southeast Asian refugees to some American attitudes and social styles. The complete English text is repeated in Khmer (Cambodian language) and Vietnamese. Topics discussed include: America as a very young country; America as a mixture of different people; that urban life is complex, fast-paced, and sometimes lacking in human warmth; things traditional Cambodians, Vietnamese, and Americans have in common; the ability of Americans to set their own life goals; the admiration of independence by Americans; the considerable differences between the American generations; the informality of southern Californians; that communication among Americans is seldom subtle; that verbal and physical expressions by Americans may be quite unreserved; that respect for persons may take very different forms; and that the refugees are wished well in their life here. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, CA.