ERIC Number: ED454717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
A Clinical Model of Parents' Awareness for Effectiveness of Teaching Chinese-Americans Chinese Language.
This paper illustrates the Clinical Model of Parents' Awareness (CMPA) for effectiveness of teaching Chinese Americans based on a previous research finding, the Patterns of Chinese Americans' Learning Chinese Learning Environment (PCACLE). The clinical model includes eight components: (1) prepare a teacher-parent conferences; (2) present 5 patterns of Chinese language learning circumstances; (3) discuss the internal and external consistency within each factor in the pattern; (4) identify a matching pattern by the parents; (5) analyze contextual factors related to the student; (6) negotiate possible solutions and select the best one; (7) plan and implement actions; (8) conduct follow-up observation and evaluation. Implications on parenting are discussed. It is suggested that CMPA and PCACLE can be applied in diverse ethnic groups when they want to help their next generation learn their native language in someplace other than their own countries. Appendixes include references and graphics for PCACLE. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Meeting of the Chinese American Educational Research and Development Association (7th, Fairfax, VA, October 30-31, 1999).