ERIC Number: ED314544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Bridges: Promising Programs for the Education of Immigrant Children.
Olsen, Laurie; Dowell, Carol
This directory, produced by the California Tomorrow Immigrant Students Project, describes 75 model programs for the education of immigrant children in California. Program descriptions are grouped around the following nine theme chapters: (1) "The First Steps: Orientation/Assessment and Newcomer Support" focuses on orienting immigrant students to American schools, assessing their academic status, health, and mental health, and meeting their needs prior to mainstreaming; (2) "Bridging Two Cultures: Support for an Immigrant Child's Sense of Self" focuses on cultural maintenance, guidance and counseling, and war-trauma programs developed by community groups, youth agencies, and school personnel; (3) "Intercultural Relations" addresses the need for conflict mediation, prejudice reduction, and friendship programs; (4) "In the Classroom: Curricula and Student Projects" provides models of multicultural student projects and curricula; (5) "Academic Support" presents school- and community-based English language, remedial, and cultural adjustment programs; (6) "Using Technology" describes projects that use multimedia technology; (7) "Immigrant Parents and the Schools" focuses on parent participation programs; (8) "Teacher Training" describes multicultural training for classroom teachers; and (9) "Working Towards a Comprehensive View" discusses the need for developing culturally appropriate programs that integrate services to address the wide range of immigrant student needs. The following material is appended: (1) a list of resources and funding available from the California State Department of Education; (2) a 47-item bibliography of literature, films, and curricula for the elementary level; (3) a 63-item bibliography of books, films, and curricula for the secondary level; and (4) indexes by program name, city, and school level. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Albany.; Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Menlo Park, CA.
Authoring Institution: California Tomorrow, Los Angeles.
Identifiers - Location: California