ERIC Number: ED435779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Asian-American Education: Prospects and Challenges.
Park, Clara C., Ed.; Chi, Marilyn Mei-Ying, Ed.
This book provides teachers with information about the educational needs of Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese-American children in U.S. public schools. For each group, there are two chapters: one sociocultural and one linguistic. Each documents the unique characteristics of each ethnic group and provides strategies for working with students and parents. The 14 chapters are: (1) "Sociocultural Adjustment of Chinese-American Students" (Li-Rong Lilly Cheng); (2) "Linguistic Perspectives on the Education of Chinese-American Students" (Marilyn Mei-Ying Chi); (3) "Schooling for Korean-American Students: A Sociocultural Perspective" (Clara C. Park); (4) "Linguistic Perspective on the Education of Korean-American Students" (Harold Chu); (5) "Meeting the Educational and Sociocultural Needs of Japanese Students in American Schools" (Tina Yamano Nishida); (6) "Teaching English to Native Japanese Students; From Linguistics to Pedagogy" (David Whitenack and Kunie Kikunaga); (7) "Learning in America: The Filipino-American Sociocultural Perspective" (Edmundo F. Litton); (8) "Promoting Educational Success for Filipino-American Students: A Linguistic Perspective" (Rosita G. Galang); (9) "Vietnamese-American Students: Between the Pressure To Succeed and the Pressure To Change"(Chang Hoang Chuong); (10) "English Instruction for High Achievement in the Twenty-First Century: A Vietnamese-American Perspective (Mai Dao); (11) "Hmong-American Students: Challenges and Opportunities" (Anthony T. Vang); (12) "Mong Linguistic Awareness for Classroom Teachers" (Paoze Thao); (13) "Scars of War: Educational Issues and Challenges for Cambodian-American Students" (Khatharya Um); and (14) "Linguistic Perspective on the Education of Cambodian-American Students" (Wayne E. Wright). Each chapter contains references. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Asian Americans, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Language Minorities, Minority Group Children, Sociocultural Patterns, Student Characteristics, Students
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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