ERIC Number: ED325580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Handbook for Teaching Hmong-Speaking Students.
Bliatout, Bruce Thowpaou; And Others
Chapters 1 and 2 of this guide provide an introduction to the history and culture of the Hmong people, including material on family life and education in Laos up to 1975 and on their experiences in Thai refugee camps and in the United States. Chapter 3, "Linguistic Characteristics of the Hmong Language," provides an introduction to the Hmong language, including forms of address and information on Hmong personal names. Chapter 4, "Recommended Instructional and Curricular Strategies for Hmong Language Development," details the benefits of fostering and maintaining native language literacy among the Hmong while instructing them in English and discusses bilingual teaching methods. A bibliography includes references, recommended readings, and lists of bilingual and Hmong materials. The appendixes contain names and addresses of educational resource centers, sources of Hmong language materials, the names of 10 persons with special knowledge of Hmong language and culture, the names of California Hmong organizations, Hmong linguistic tables, a guide to holidays and special events celebrated in the Hmong community, and a glossary. (DM)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Bilingual Education Programs, Cross Cultural Training, English (Second Language), Hmong, Hmong People, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Refugees
Folsom Cordova Unified School District, 125 East Bidwell St., Folsom, CA 95630 ($4.77; $5.52 for California residents).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, CA.
Authoring Institution: Public Affairs Research Inst. of New Jersey, Inc.