ERIC Number: ED404498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Hispanic Culture and the Adult Student. Adult Literacy Independent Learning Packet.
Bohlsen, Teresa Velarde de
This independent learning packet, which is intended as a guide and tool for teachers, counselors, and tutors who work with members of the Spanish-speaking population, contains basic information about the Spanish language and Hispanic American culture. The packet begins with a brief pretest. Presented next is a discussion of Spanish as a world language that includes information about the differences in the Spanish spoken in different countries and even different regions, the serious challenges faced by Hispanics living in the United States, and the importance of traditions and celebrations for Hispanics. Concluding the packet are the following: eight-item bibliography; basic Spanish vocabulary (including Spanish numbers and time-telling vocabulary; common Spanish greetings; and vocabulary related to families/relatives, housing/furniture, days of the week, months and seasons, words used to describe people, common nouns, interrogative words, classroom directions, and vocabulary pertaining to mealtimes); and discussion of the teacher's/tutor's role in relating to Hispanic students. An appendix contains a series of supplementary articles examining various aspects of the need for awareness of Hispanic American culture, including the characteristics and special needs of Hispanic American students, barriers to cultural awareness, and problems encountered by Spanish-speaking immigrants. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA. Tri-Valley Literacy Staff Development Center Region 7.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania