ERIC Number: ED316606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May-6
Reference Count: N/A
Asian Pacific American Week. May 6-13, 1989.
Portland Public Schools, OR.
This guide provides information and resources for Asian Pacific American Heritage Week, May 6-13, 1989. It is intended to support the Portland (OR) Public Schools' multicultural goal of increasing students' understanding and appreciation of the history, culture, and contributions of different geocultural groups. The document contains seven sections. The first section, "Introduction," sketches the history of the week and identifies the origins of the more than seven million Americans who trace their roots to the Asian/Pacific Islanders region. The second section, "Proclamation," reprints President Ronald Reagan's 1988 statement authorizing the Commemorative Week. The third section, "Genesis of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Council," summarizes the history of the organization. The fourth section, "The Heritage Council," describes the organization's charge and activities. The fifth section, "A Brief History Timeline of Asians in America," presents a chronology of Asian and Pacific Americans in the United States. The sixth section, "An Asian View of Cultural Differences," contrasts eastern and western concepts and beliefs. The seventh section, "List of Asian Pacific American Organizations," identifies 12 regional, 19 state, and 17 national organizations concerned with Asian Pacific American issues. (AF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon (Portland)