ERIC Number: ED253607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Entering the Mainstream. A Report of the East Coast Asian American Education Conference (5th, Washington, District of Columbia, April 1984).
Wang, Josephine, Comp.
Summaries of 40 papers on the broad topic of entering the mainstream are provided. Three keynote speakers spoke on the problems of entering the mainstream, on the commission on excellence in education, and on the Asian American contribution to the American Dream. The first session discussed Congressional developments in education and new theories of education. The second session addressed the issues, myth, and realities of refugee education; ESL methodologies; and U.S. Department of Education Grant Programs on international education. The third session dealt with Asian Americans and the work of national associations; Asian Americans, bilingual education, and desegregation in Massachusetts; teenagers' views on mainstreaming, on American attitudes toward Vietnamese immigrants, and on the disadvantages facing Asian Americans growing up in the United States; and special education and Asian Americans. A further session was devoted to international and global education; vocational education; adult education; and one administrator's view of his career. In the fifth session, strategies for getting a job; teenagers' views on excellence in teachers; and the role of parents in education were all discussed. The penultimate session addressed the problems of managing communication skills; crosscultural counseling; Asian American child rearing; and Asian language schools. The final session focused on the identities of Asian American teens; Asian American race relations; intracultural awareness; and assertiveness training. (RDN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acculturation, Adolescents, Adult Education, Asian Americans, Assertiveness, Bilingual Education, Child Rearing, Communication Skills, Counseling, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Grants, Intercultural Communication, International Education, Parent Role, Racial Relations, Refugees, Self Concept, Special Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A