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Lombardo, Maria – 1985
To help parents of Italian descent take an active part in their children's education, a 2-year program was implemented in New York City and Boston. The project attempted to examine the impact of training upon (1) parents' active participation in the schools and the bilingual programs; (2) parents' home activities with their children; and (3) the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Education, Home Study, Italian Americans
Hayden, Robert C., Ed. – 1979
The document presents ten interviews with ethnically diverse Bostonian immigrants who have been long-time residents of their communities. It is part of the 1978-79 Ethnic Heritage Project for Boston Youth, designed for secondary students. Oral history is used to help students gain an understanding of the development of urban-ethnic neighborhoods…
Descriptors: Blacks, Chinese Americans, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background
Biondi, Lawrence S. J. – 1975
This study investigates and determines how the processes involved in language acculturation and socialization become interrelated in the linguistic, cultural, and social development of white, Italian-American monolingual and bilingual children of working class parents in Boston's North End. This sociolinguistic study deals particularly with the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Cultural Influences, Doctoral Dissertations, Field Interviews
Educational Planning and Research, Boston, MA. – 1981
The Title I English as a Second Language (ESL) program in Boston (1980-81), was designed to provide supplementary ESL instruction to elementary and middle school students and those enrolled in a native language reading component. The program's major objective was to develop aural-oral English language skills in limited-English-speaking children,…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Adjustment (to Environment), Compensatory Education, Elementary Schools
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Laferriere, Martha – Language, 1979
Examines the role of ethnicity, or the family and community, in determining linguistic variants (specifically, phonological variants) among Italians, Jews, and Irish in Boston. Implications for phonetic change and language acquisition are also discussed. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Age, Community Influence, Cultural Influences, Diachronic Linguistics
National Italian American Foundation, Washington, DC. – 1983
The reading activities collected in this handbook were used in parent workshops organized to increase the involvement of parents of Italian descent in teaching their children reading skills. The goal of the lessons was to increase parents' activities directed toward reading skills and to familiarize parents with what their children were learning…
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Critical Reading, Elementary Education, Home Study