ERIC Number: ED201716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Cultural Factors. A Guide to Understanding Asian ESL Students. Bilingual Education Resource Series.
This manual provides teachers and administrators with information on Asian culture, people, and customs, to aid in the teaching of English as a second language to Asian students. The guide focuses on those facets on Asian culture relevant to the immediate life of the Asian ESL student. The following issues are discussed: (1) names; (2) birthdates; (3) family structure; (4) use of "yes" or "yah"; (5) shyness and smiling; (6) etiquette; (7) humbleness; (8) respect, politeness and restraint; (9) religion; (10) attitudes and behavior in the classroom; (11) speech habits; (12) eating habits; (13) time concepts; (14) superstition and symbolism; (15) color perception; (16) culture shock; and (17) historical influences. (APM)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Bilingual Education, Cambodians, Chinese Americans, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Traits, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Filipino Americans, Japanese Americans, Korean Americans, Laotians, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Vietnamese People
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Note: For related documents, see UD 021 425 and UD 021 427.