ERIC Number: ED424917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Your Children: Our Schools. A Guide for Korean Parents in New Zealand: Early Childhood Education Services and Primary Schools.
This booklet presents information on New Zealand early childhood education services and primary schools specifically for Korean immigrants. The booklet is based on interviews with 30 Korean families who recently decided to settle in New Zealand. Their experiences with New Zealand early childhood and primary schools are represented. The immigrants contributed ideas about the inclusion of information that future Korean immigrants would find helpful. The booklet discusses factors in choosing a primary school, including school enrollment schemes, religious values, presence of Korean students, support for non-English speaking students, students with special needs, and school enrollment and admission policies. The publication examines characteristics of New Zealand primary schools, including school management, curriculum, the multicultural basis of schools, acknowledging cultural differences in teaching and learning, discipline, testing, homework, school buildings, and school expenses. Korean parents discussed the opportunities available for them for involvement in the schools, the differences between New Zealand and Korean childrearing practices, and the benefits and problems of life in New Zealand. (JPB)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Korean Culture, Multicultural Education, Orientation Materials, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Education, School Orientation, Second Language Instruction
New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Distribution Services, P.O. Box 3237, Wellington, New Zealand.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Korean Educational Development Inst., Seoul.
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand