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ERIC Number: ED224574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Educational Progress of Hmong Students in Fresno Unified School District Elementary Schools.
Abramson, Shareen; Lindberg, Gordon
Over 150,000 Indochinese immigrants live in California, many of whom choose to reside in the Central Valley. While this population includes individuals of Vietnamese, Chinese-Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, and Thai extraction, by far the largest group living in the Fresno area are the Hmong, currently estimated at over 6,000 persons. In order to assess the educational progress of Hmong students attending preschool through sixth-grade classes, a survey was administered in cooperation with the Fresno Unified School District. Since a standardized instrument was not available, a teacher rating scale was developed. The "Hmong Student Impact Survey" was designed to gather information concerning the performance of Hmong students in the following areas: (1) social-emotional development; (2) language arts; (3) mathematics; (4) art, music, and physical education; and (5) parent involvement. Other relevant data were collected regarding school placement, grade assignment, teachers' experience, classroom ethnicity, English-language proficiency, participation in educational intervention programs, and previous schooling. Up to 5 students in 16 schools were rated by teachers. Results of the surveys, completed in April of the l98l-l982 school year, are discussed. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California