ERIC Number: ED364119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Health through Knowledge: An ESL Curriculum with a Special Focus on AIDS Awareness.
Network of California Community Coll. Foundations, Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
Health concerns that refugees and immigrants might have are discussed in a culturally relevant and sensitive way, and information on sensitive topics, such as drugs, sexuality, and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is provided so that refugee and immigrant parents can protect themselves as well as teach their children to protect themselves. Among the challenges refugee and immigrant families face in America is balancing two cultures-their own and the mainstream ways. Because this is most evident in the way parents raise their children, lessons are included that discuss the teenage years, puberty, sexuality, drugs and alcohol, topics that are difficult for refugee and immigrant parents to talk about with their children. Each lesson draws heavily on the students' cultural background, so that topics are discussed not only in the context of American culture, but also in the context of the experience of each cultural group. The general lesson format is fashioned after a problem posing format that has proven to be effective in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) contextually at the Refugee Women's Alliance. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (Author/AB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Network of California Community Coll. Foundations, Rancho Cucamonga, CA.