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Holman, Don – Applied Language Learning, 2021
Whereas major research universities may accommodate programs of study in Arabic, Chinese, or Persian, regional universities and liberal arts colleges have struggled to adapt to a wider and more complex array of world languages and literatures in the 21st century. Many have been forced to choose between radically restructuring or closing programs…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Modern Languages, College Second Language Programs
Rong, Xue Lan; Goetz, Judith – 1989
As a proportion of the labor force or of professional workers, Asian-Americans have always been under represented as teachers in elementary and secondary schools. While the number of Asians going to college and graduating is much higher than the norm for the whole population, four variables are of particular importance in explaining the shortage…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Career Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Immigrants
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Reyes, Reynaldo, III; Her, Leena – Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 2010
The high-stakes testing climate and the growing immigrant and English language-learning population have changed the face of teaching and learning in today's high schools. In this chapter, the authors emphasize the impact of a new paradigm of schooling based on high-stakes testing on Asian and Latin American students, as they represent the largest…
Descriptors: High Schools, Sanctions, Models, Testing
Gee, Young – 1990
Glendale Community College (California) has "paired" a social science class on "Asians in America" with a sheltered adjunct course at the advanced level in English as a Second Language (ESL). Preparation for the ESL course included observing and questioning the content area instructor on the specific skills to emphasize in…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Asian Americans, Community Colleges, Course Descriptions
Verts, Lita J. – 1984
In 1980, Oregon State University began a program going beyond the usual procedure for students of English as a second language (ESL), which involved putting them in intensive English programs until they could pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language and then sending them on to a regular academic program. It was found that this traditional…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Advising, Asian Americans, Cheating
Pfleger, Margo – 1985
A program to prepare refugee adolescents for secondary school experiences in the United States is described. The program, conducted in overseas refugee camps, began in 1985 as a complement to adult transitional programs. The daily program is designed to simulate the schedule and classroom procedures of a typical U.S. secondary school. Classes…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adolescents, Counseling Services, Cultural Awareness
Albuquerque Public Schools, NM. Planning, Research and Accountability. – 1987
This Title VII program completed its second year of a 3 year continuation project to provide students with limited English proficiency instruction designed to help them achieve English language proficiency. The program also included a staff development component. Students were in Lau categories A, B, and C (non-English speaking, English as a…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), English Teacher Education
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Min, Young-Kyung – Journal of International Students, 2012
This author, a lecturer in the Education Program at the University of Washington (Bothell), relates an experience that dated back to an invitation to give a talk at the Gwangju International Center (GIC) in Korea in the Summer of 2011. Min spoke about culturally-embedded writing practices across nations and presented some practical strategies that…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, High School Students, Writing (Composition)
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Tiwana, Ravneet Kaur – Online Submission, 2013
Punjabi heritage language maintenance and development are rooted in community, identity, and, for many, faith. Various opportunities are available for maintaining linguistic ties to Punjabi (also spelled Panjabi) and for developing proficiency in the Punjabi language. They range from community-based to federally funded programs, available in…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Language Maintenance, Heritage Education, Religious Cultural Groups
Goodwin, Judy; Benevento, Jacqueline – 1993
This paper describes research conducted to evaluate a program designed to meet the needs of Asian Limited English Proficient (LEP) students in the School District of Philadelphia. The program was the result of a negotiated settlement in a lawsuit filed against the school district in 1985, which alleged that the district was failing to meet the…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Compensatory Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Research
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Nickerson, Catherine – TESL-EJ, 2008
Many of the textbooks used to teach Indian management students are South East Asian editions of U.S. publications. Although these provide a great deal of information on the business world, particularly in a North American context, outside of India, they do not always meet the needs of either the Indian ESL Learner, or of Indian business and…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Textbooks, Foreign Countries, North Americans
Rodriguez, Juan C. – 1993
The University of Massachusetts-Lowell's efforts to help Southeast Asian refugees reconstruct their academic credentials for teaching and further higher education are described. The program evolved in response to refugee frustration at difficulty in establishing existing teaching credentials and obtaining admission to higher education…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Bachelors Degrees, College Admission, Credentials
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Scarino, Angela – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
In school languages education in Australia at present there is an increasing diversity of languages and learners learning particular languages that results from a greater global movement of students. This diversity builds on a long-established profile of diversity that reflects the migration history of Australia. It stands in sharp contrast to the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation, Context Effect, Rating Scales
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Palmer, Barbara C.; Chen, Chia-I; Chang, Sara; Leclere, Judith T. – Reading Horizons, 2006
According to the 2000 United States Census, Americans age five and older who speak a language other than English at home grew 47 percent over the preceding decade. This group accounts for slightly less than one in five Americans (17.9%). Among the minority languages spoken in the United States, Asian-language speakers, including Chinese and other…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Teaching Methods, Asian Americans, Biculturalism
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Trinh, Ethan – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2020
This piece will be walking, writing, meditating in in-between spaces with me. I call this act "queer walking meditation," which blended autohistoria, the Coatlicue State, and meditation to examine my own queer self. This queer walking meditation helps me move between stories, initiates dialogues with a self, recognizes my self's…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Identification (Psychology)
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