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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
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA. – 1969
The Expanded Language Arts program aimed to increase the basic language skills of educationally disadvantaged children by decreasing class size and improving instructional materials. Students were drawn from a low income inner-city area of Buffalo and ranged in age from 11 to 19 years (grades 7-12). Fifty percent of the students spoke a Southern…
Descriptors: Black Students, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Expository Writing
Adorno, Elvira, Ed. – 1966
This booklet of 15 reprinted letters sent in response to a query concerning the actual use of Italian in the United States designates various areas of professional application. Some reference to current Italian publications is included. It is hoped that these letters will help promote the study of Italian in American schools. (RL)
Descriptors: Fine Arts, Italian, Italian Americans, Italian Literature
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Bodnar, John E. – 1974
This bibliography provides a selective listing of both primary and secondary sources dealing with ethnic groups in Pennsylvania history. Books and articles published between 1835 and 1974 are listed for students at the college and high school levels. Materials for 23 separate ethnic groups are provided. These groups include Asians, Dutch, English,…
Descriptors: American History, Asian Americans, Bibliographies, Black History
KIDSNET, Washington, DC. – 2000
"Same Difference," the television program featured in this videotape and teaching guide, tells the story of a friendship that blossoms into love between Shelley and Vinnie, a young couple with different ethnic and religious backgrounds, Jewish and Italian Catholic. Despite family opposition and personal difficulties, the spirit of…
Descriptors: Catholics, Critical Viewing, Cultural Context, Curriculum Enrichment
Pari, Caroline – 1995
Richard Gambino's "Blood of My Blood" was of help to a writing instructor coming to terms with the role that her Italian ethnicity played in her life and education. Gambino's understanding of the inner tensions experienced by an individual who must negotiate between two cultures has helped the instructor in teaching working-class and…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Cultural Differences, Culture Conflict, Discourse Communities
Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Curriculum. – 1978
The curriculum guide is for levels G and H of the mathematics segment of Chicago's bilingual education program for limited-English-speaking native Italian-speaking students. It includes specific instructional objectives and worksheets for teaching the mathematical concepts of place value, whole numbers, rational numbers, measurement, geometry, and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education
Bulkin, Elly; Sica, Michael – 1984
Project IMPACT, a magnet program in its third and final year of funding, provided instruction in ESL and Italian language skills, as well as bilingual instruction in mathematics, social studies and typing to approximately 200 students of limited English proficiency in a Brooklyn, New York, high school. Nearly all program students were born in…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), High Schools
Lopata, Helena Znaniecka – 1980
Social, economic, and cultural factors that historically have limited the housing choices of southern and eastern European immigrants to the United States and have influenced the development of ethnic neighborhoods in American cities are reviewed in this paper. Difficulties that non English speaking, relatively uneducated immigrants had in…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Ethnic Discrimination, Ethnic Groups, Family Life
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
Skjervold, Christian K.; And Others – 1975
The student booklet presents short case studies illustrating the ethnicity unit of the Minneapolis Multi-Ethnic Curriculum Project for secondary schools. Twelve brief chapters describe various aspects of the life, values, behavior, education, culture, and religious ceremonies and feelings of different ethnic groups in the United States. They…
Descriptors: American Indians, Case Studies, Chinese Americans, Culture
Caselli, Ron, Comp. – 1975
Approximately 1500 books published between 1940 and 1974 constitute this revised edition of the 1970 minority experience bibliography. It is said to be directed at teachers in inservice activities and students of American minority groups. Afro-Americans and native Americans are covered with additional sections on the Asian-American, Euro-American,…
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Bibliographies, Black Studies
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
Caso, Adolph
This article discusses the implications of the present trend towards bilingual education in the United States. Special attention is paid to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which has established bilingual programs in all of its public schools. Included among the possible effects of the new law are the following points of interest: (1) Students…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Bilingual Students
Mills, Nicolaus C. – 1972
A lunch program on the Lower East Side with kosher meals for Jewish children and Italian meals for Italian children and a health program in which visits to students' homes are a regular service are a small part of the efforts made 50 and 100 years ago to meet the needs of New York City's immigrant school children. The implications of such a…
Descriptors: Catholics, Community Control, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational History
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