ERIC Number: ED400238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
Bienvenido Means Welcome...A Guide for the Teacher of Latino Students.
This guide is intended to be a resource for teachers of the newly arrived Hispanic immigrant child. The number of children who enter U.S. schools without knowledge of English or whose first language is Spanish is growing and will continue to grow. Teachers will need to meet the challenge of educating students whose native language is not English and whose lack of proficiency in the English language presents a barrier to learning. Hispanic culture is family-oriented and allocentric, with high values given to politeness and formality. To illustrate specific countries of origin of Hispanic immigrant students, the economic and political conditions of six Latin American countries are described along with their literacy rates, educational systems, and unique customs. Differences between Spanish and English pronunciation and grammar are summarized to help the teacher understand why students are making specific errors how they can be helped to correct them. A brief classroom guide to Spanish for the teacher is provided with vocabulary and simple phrases. (Contains 17 references.) (JLS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (31st, New Orleans, LA, March 16-19, 1996).