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Rothstein, Richard – Phi Delta Kappan, 1998
A commonly held notion of how earlier generations of immigrants were educated--often used as the chief argument supporting English immersion--is a myth. Far from succeeding by immersing themselves in English, immigrant groups did much worse than the native-born; some groups, particularly Italians, did much worse than others. Research findings are…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingual Education, Economic Factors, Educational History
Kaya-Carton, Esin; And Others – 1986
Social studies textbooks need careful inspection with regard to how they treat ethnicity. Although there have been several studies of possible bias in textbooks, there are methodological concerns that need further deliberation. Content analysis has been called a "technique for systematic inference from communications," and it may be viewed as a…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Italian Americans
Spilotro, Mary, Ed. – 1979
This curriculum guide contains information, materials, and resources dealing with Italian Americans and Italian American culture. The guide is organized into 5 units, each presenting a major theme related to the history of Italian Americans from their immigration to their integration into American society. Each unit provides historical and…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Culture, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education
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Boyer, Anne – OAH Magazine of History, 1999
Presents a collection of Web sites with accompanying annotations on migration and immigration that includes, but is not limited to, resources on immigrants' experiences at Angel Island (California), photographs taken at Ellis Island (New York) during the 20th century, and a virtual tour of Ellis Island. (CMK)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Citizenship, Elementary Secondary Education, Immigration
King's Coll., Wilkes-Barre, PA. – 1975
The document consists of 25 papers on various topics in ethnic studies presented at an institute at King's College, Pennsylvania. General topics include two essays on teaching approaches to ethnic studies; a bibliography of relevant reference materials, fiction, poetry, drama, biography, audiovisual materials, research centers, and Pennsylvania…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Blacks, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development
Lombardo, Maria – 1981
This is a comparative study of the cognitive, reading, and achievement levels of Italian Americans in bilingual programs and of their monolingual Italian and American peers. Three groups of students age 10 to 13 were matched within and across groups, according to schools, grade level, dialect, and socioeconomic status. Group I was subdivided into…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Children
Brockman, Terra Castiglia – 1996
This book is designed to help the novice in understanding how to conduct genealogical research for Italian ancestors. A brief introduction to each chapter offers ideas on topics for research and resources to consult. Chapters include: (1) "Why Trace Your Roots?"; (2) "The History of Italian Immigration"; (3) "Beginning Your Genealogical Search";…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Origins
Shore, Rima, Ed.; And Others – 1981
The Trilingual Education Learning Environment (TELE) is a basic bilingual instruction program designed to enhance academic and linguistic skills of students with limited English proficiency, and provide supportive services for program participants. This report describes the program as it was implemented during the 1980-81 school year, for third to…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education
Brande, Ralph T.; Argoff, Allen S. – 1979
This ethnic studies resource guide contains background readings and lesson outlines on various ethnic groups which elementary and secondary teachers can use to prepare classroom lessons. The guide was developed by teachers who attended a workshop sponsored by a federally funded ethnic studies project of the New York City Board of Education. The…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Blacks, Chinese Americans, Class Activities
Simon, Paul L.; Simon, Regina A. – 1978
This selective bibliography lists books and some dissertations and theses relating to ethnicity. It is intended for junior and senior high school students, undergraduate college students, and the general public. The objective is to help ethnic groups, community agencies, and individuals in Cincinnati locate relevant source material concerning…
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indians, Anglo Americans, Arabs
Sowell, Thomas, Ed.; Collins, Lynn D., Ed. – 1978
The essays in this volume focus on the historical and social evolution of six American ethnic groups. Thomas Sowell discusses similarities and differences in the experiences of antebellum "free persons of color," emancipated slaves and their descendants, and West Indian immigrants, and examines trends in the socioeconomic status of black…
Descriptors: American History, Blacks, Chinese Americans, Cultural Influences
Krug, Mark – 1976
This book, one in a five-volume series dealing with perspectives in American education, discusses the education of ethnic groups in the United States. The purpose of the series is to create a better understanding of the education process and the relation of education to human welfare. Chapter one discusses multicultural education, examining the…
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Culture, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education
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
Haley, Frances, Ed. – 1982
Selected materials produced by Title IX Ethnic Heritage Studies Program projects, funded from 1974 through 1978, are evaluated in this catalog. The materials were selected by three panels of evaluators using three areas of criteria: (1) appropriateness for use in learning situations; (2) ethnic authenticity of content, and (3) technical quality…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Blacks
Weibust, Patricia Snyder; And Others – 1976
The curriculum guide reviews the historical background and culture of the peoples of Italy and surveys the Italian community of Connecticut from the time of the earliest immigrants through the present day. The material is ungraded and can be used in elementary and secondary classes. The first part describes a kit, that may be ordered separately,…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Curriculum Guides
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