ERIC Number: ED133383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Some Hints to Work With Vietnamese Students.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
This aid for teachers of Vietnamese children is an attempt to identify the educational needs and describe the background of Vietnamese students. Many of the educational needs of these students are a result of the differences between U.S. culture and Vietnamese culture which is more than a thousand years old. Because of the large number of student needs, this brief aid addresses only a few general areas of need such as language learning, grade placement, social relationships, and school background. Statements about Vietnamese culture are included to help the teacher select an appropriate approach for Vietnamese students who are refugees from a traditional society which underwent evolutionary change due to contact with the West. The degree of the students' cultural differences is dependent upon their background, for example, whether they had been living in the city or in the countryside, whether they had been intellectuals or illiterates. In working with the students, the teacher is encouraged to adopt the appropriate approach for each case. A bibliography is provided to indicate sources of further information. Also included is a list of some institutional sources for further information. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.