ERIC Number: ED416260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
In Search of a Bright Future. A Dominican Immigration Story. A Learner-Centered Model Guide for Teachers.
Herendeen, Noemi Carrera
This document is part of a series of guides for teachers in which the Division of Bilingual Education of the New York City Board of Education presents a learner-centered model in which the learner sees himself or herself in the story. Learners are able to relive their own experiences or those of their parents or grandparents as they left their own countries and migrated to the United States. Each guide contains two versions of the same story, a shorter version with illustrations and a longer version with few or no illustrations, but with teaching activities. The model begins with reading the story aloud. From the story learners will connect many of the experiences to the different disciplines, including language arts, mathematics, and social studies. The guides contain many suggested activities using cooperative learning, hands-on experiences, and various types of group and individual work. The story and activities in this guide are based on the story of Juan Carlos, who comes to New York from the Dominican Republic. His life is followed from his early years in the Dominican Republic until he is close to graduation from high school. The first appendix discusses authentic assessment, including portfolio assessment, and the second explores parent involvement. A third appendix suggests activities arranged by subject area. (SLD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Dominicans, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Immigration, Life Events, Models, Performance Based Assessment, Personal Narratives, Spanish Speaking, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Office of Instructional Publications, 131 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Bilingual Education.
Identifiers - Location: Dominican Republic