ERIC Number: ED342248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Handbook for Teaching Korean-American Students.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bilingual Education Office.
This handbook is designed for teachers, administrators, and other school personnel. It provides an explanation of the sociocultural and linguistic characteristics of Korean-Americans so educators can address their needs more effectively and orchestrate a better teaching environment by understanding and supporting the Korean-American cultural heritage. The first chapter provides background information to help readers understand Koreans' experiences in Korea and patterns of immigration to the United States. The second chapter describes educational and sociocultural factors in the Korean language group, focusing on Korean educational traditions and patterns, language experience in the Korean-American community, and key interpersonal relationships in the Korean-American culture. Chapter 3 details some Korean linguistic characteristics and their relationship to culture. Instructional and curricular strategies for this population are outlined in the fourth chapter, with attention given to the role of bilingualism, factors in language development, transfer of literacy, language program planning, and reading instruction. A glossary and an annotated bibliography of general references and Korean literature and language materials are also presented. Appended materials include a ranking of California school districts by Korean-American enrollment; lists of educational and cultural resources; and a list of Korean holidays, ceremonies, and festivals. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Classroom Techniques, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Educational Attitudes, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Immigrants, Korean Americans, Language Patterns, Language Role, Literacy Education, Second Language Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($4.50; California residents add tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bilingual Education Office.