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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
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
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Kim, Tae-Young – English Language Education, 2021
This book clarifies the fundamental difference between North America-based instrumental motivation and Korea (and East Asia)-specific competitive motivation by which the EFL learners' excessive competition to be admitted to famous universities and to be hired at a large-scale conglomerate is the main source of L2 motivation. It enables readers to…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation
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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)
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
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
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
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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
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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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Tollefson, James W. – Language Problems and Language Planning, 1988
Discusses, with reference to the covert policy goals of the American refugee program, the failure of U.S. Refugee Training Centers to facilitate Southeast Asian refugees' self-sufficiency after resettlement in the United States. Five characteristics of covert policy show how such covert policies have ensured their programs' ineffectiveness.…
Descriptors: Acculturation, English (Second Language), Language Attitudes, Language Proficiency
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
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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Lee, Ena; Simon-Maeda, Andrea – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2006
There has been increasing recognition of the need to pursue critical research in the fields of ESL/EFL; however, the role that race plays in our research practices has not been frequently discussed. In-depth explorations of how a racialized identity shapes (and is shaped within) complex interactions between the researcher and researched can…
Descriptors: Race, Personal Narratives, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Mayo, Donald S., Ed. – Chabot College Journal, 1982
This collection of essays focuses on issues in bilingual education. First, Elizabeth Flynn examines different kinds of bilingual programs; efforts made towards cultural pluralism in a number of countries; national benefits to be derived from bilingualism; the needs of American ethnic groups, new immigrants, and foreign students; and the pros and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teacher Aides, Bilingualism, Cambodians
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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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