ERIC Number: ED371106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Korean Americans. Multiethnic Reminder.
This overview of Korean Americans and their culture is designed to help administrators, teachers, and other instructional personnel understand general factors about the presence of Korean Americans in the United States and their cultural backgrounds and attitudes toward education. An attempt is made to improve English language instruction by exploring similarities and differences between Korean and English. The five sections discuss (1) Korean history; (2) culture and the acculturation process; (3) education; (4) religion; and (5) the Korean language. Korean parents hold ambivalent and often inconsistent expectations about the cultural choices their children make in finding their places in American life. Biculturalism becomes a useful construct for realizing that children can develop new values and cultural orientations while still respecting the cultural traits of the Korean family and community. Appendixes contain a map of Korea, a timeline of Korean history, and some information on classroom behavior and relationships. (Contains 21 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Biculturalism, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Immigrants, Korean Americans, Korean Culture, Limited English Speaking, Multicultural Education, Parent Attitudes, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes, Values
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.