ERIC Number: ED324984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Cultural Orientation. Young Adult Curriculum: Introduction.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Refugee Service Center.
The cultural orientation curriculum for young adults in the International Catholic Migration Commission's Philippine Refugee Processing Center is discussed and outlined. The program's goals for emotional and character development (self-awareness and self-esteem, cultural awareness, pro-activity, personal responsibility), knowledge of cultural information and resettlement realities, and cross-cultural adaptation skills (problem-solving, goal-setting and planning, information seeking, stress management, and socialization) are specified. The curriculum's organization is described, including the four major unit topics (self, family and home, work/school/peers, and community and society); use of themes and projects; and the emphasis on learning skills related to American socialization, such as throwing a frisbee. Commonly-used classroom instructional techniques are also described briefly. Additional materials include an outline of themes for each unit, a series of forms for developing individual student profiles, a reprinted article on the program's young adult emphasis, and descriptions of the young adult services and classroom crisis components of the program. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of State, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Refugee Service Center.