ERIC Number: ED266227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Handbook for Teachers of Haitian Students in New Jersey.
Rorro, Gilda L; Leggio, Pamela J.
This handbook for teachers is designed to give information about the social and cultural background of Haitian immigrant students and their transition to life in the United States. The majority of the State's public school districts serving Haitian students have requested help in finding instructional materials for the more than 1,000 Haitians they are teaching, as well as information on curriculum adaptations and general understanding of their students' situation. This handbook was created in response to this need. The first section focuses on the heritage and life experiences of Haitian students in Haiti, and includes information on: demography, history, social values, religion, language (Haitian Creole and French), education, and Haitian music. Section two describes the Haitian's adjustment to life in the United States and gives extensive information about working with students in the classroom. Included are: (1) suggestions on ways to help parents; (2) guidelines to understanding the Haitian Creole language; (3) comparisons of Haitian and American mathematical systems and orthography; and (4) various practical classroom considerations. Also included are stories, songs, poems, and other information--some Creole, French, and English translations for use by the teachers. Two sample lesson plans are given, one for the kindergarten through grade 2 level, and one for grades 7 through 9. A resource list is included, along with appendices which provide a variety of other information useful in dealing with this student population. (CG)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Background, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, French, Haitian Creole, Haitians, Immigrants, Instructional Materials
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, CN 500, Trenton, NJ 08625 ($5.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Office of Equal Educational Opportunity.
Identifiers - Location: Haiti; New Jersey