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ERIC Number: ED199345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Asian and Pacific Americans: An Educational Challenge. Working Papers on Meeting the Education Needs of Cultural Minorities.
Vongthieres, Siri; Egan, Lawrence A.
This report includes (1) a paper that was written by Siri Vongthieres and Lawrence Egan regarding the educational needs of both native born and recently arrived Asian Americans, and (2) a review of that paper by Masako Ledward, LaVerne Moore, and Emiko I. Kudo. Issues discussed concerning American born Asian students include: (1) English language proficiency; (2) self concept problems as an expression of cultural conflict; (3) cultural conflict and the home environment; (4) poverty; and (5) school climate. For recent immigrants topics covered are: (1) language barriers; (2) family structures; (3) school climate; (4) parent involvement; (5) poverty; and (6) mobility and settlement patterns. The use of bilingual immersion, peer tutoring and English as a Second Language programs to meet Asian students' educational needs is reviewed with attention paid to evaluation difficulties, personnel shortages, program costs, and pertinent laws. (APM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.