ERIC Number: ED329641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Bean Sprouts: A Television Series about Chinese-American Children.
Chinese for Affirmative Action, San Francisco, CA. Chinese Media Committee.; Association of Chinese Teachers, San Francisco, CA.
This teaching guide accompanies a series of five half-hour television programs for children 7 through 12 years of age that depict Chinese American children in a variety of situations that foster a sense of group and individual identity. The emphasis of the series is on affective learning. The following issues are dealt with: (1) the ramifications of stereotypic thinking, of ethnic and racial prejudice, and of sexism; (2) the negative results of parental pressures on a child to excel; (3) the conflict between the child's need to explore beyond the family unit and the parents' natural protectiveness; (4) the embarrassment of feeling "different"; (5) apprehension about people from a different culture; and (6) how being open about thoughts and feelings can help others understand us. The following information is provided for each of the programs: (1) a synopsis; (2) the learning goals for the program; (3) questions for class discussion; (4) a suggestion for role-playing that can carry the discussion to a deeper level of learning; and (5) background information. Suggestions for teaching Chinese American children and a description of a method of role-playing are included. (FMW)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Chinese Americans, Cultural Differences, Educational Television, Elementary Education, Multicultural Education, Racial Identification, Role Playing, Teaching Guides
Great Plains National Instructional Television Library (GPN), Box 80669, Lincoln, NE 68501.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chinese for Affirmative Action, San Francisco, CA. Chinese Media Committee.; Association of Chinese Teachers, San Francisco, CA.
Note: A product of the Children's Television Project, San Francisco, CA.