ERIC Number: ED325581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for Teaching Khmer-Speaking Students.
Ouk, Mory; And Others
Between 1975 and 1987, 140,000 Cambodians arrived in the United States; most have settled in California. This handbook for teachers and administrators who work with Khmer students and their parents begins with an overview of Cambodian history, and pays special attention to events since the Communist takeover in 1975. The second chapter, "Educational Background of Khmer Refugees," describes educational policy in Cambodia from the third century up to 1975, the subsequent situation in refugee camps, and the problems of Khmer families newly arrived in this country. Chapter 3 provides an introduction to the Khmer language. Chapter 4, "Recommended Instructional and Curricular Strategies," details the benefits of fostering and maintaining native language literacy among the Khmer and discusses bilingual teaching methods. A bibliography contains references, suggestions for further reading, and lists of materials in the Khmer language. Appendixes list California school districts ranked by enrollment of limited-English proficient students who speak Khmer, sources of Cambodian language materials and materials on Cambodia, and Cambodian community organizations and publications and provide notes on Khmer national holidays and traditional ceremonies, and a glossary. (DM)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Bilingual Education Programs, Cambodian, Cambodians, Cross Cultural Training, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking, Modern History, Native Language Instruction, Refugees
Folsom Cordova Unified School District, 125 East Bidwell St., Folsom, CA 95630 ($6.75; $7.08 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.