ERIC Number: ED208680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Indochinese Students in U.S. Schools: A Guide for Administrators. Language in Education: Theory and Practice, No. 42.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.; Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
The purpose of this report is to acquaint the reader with the culture of the refugees entering American schools, to identify some of the educational problems they and educators face, and to help identify solutions or possibilities within educational management terms. In the first section of the report, the values, customs, traditions, beliefs, and histories of the recent refugees from Indochina are discussed. This section is of primary importance due to the fact that many areas of interaction can create practical problems if school personnel and refugees are unaware of the differences in their behavioral patterns. The second section of the report deals with educational problems and discusses traditional education and education in refugee camps, bilingual education, enrollment and placement, learning English, bilingual aides, and social adjustment. Sample evaluation tests of reading, writing, alphabet, literacy, arithmetic, Arabic numerals, and oral language skills are included. Section three consists of a directory of organizational resources and publications for serving Indochinese students. (JK)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Adult Education, Arithmetic, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teacher Aides, Communication Problems, Cultural Background, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Enrollment, Evaluation Methods, Handwriting Skills, Indochinese, Literacy, Local History, Numbers, Placement, Postsecondary Education, Reading Skills, Refugees, Social Adjustment, Speech Skills, Testing
Center for Applied Linguistics, 3520 Prospect Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007 ($14.95 hard cover, $7.00 paperback).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.; Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.