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Enhancing the Communication Skills of Newly-Arrived Asian American Students. ERIC/CUE Digest No. 136

This digest focuses on meeting the educational needs of recent Asian Pacific American (APA) immigrants. Newcomers usually have various levels of English proficiency, and many find school rules incomprehensible because they differ so widely from their previous experiences. In addition, American teachers expect children to be interactive, creative, and participatory, while APA parents teach their children to be quiet and obedient, and not to question teachers.

  • Author/Creator: Cheng, Li-Rong Lilly Corp Author Eric Clearinghouse on Urban Education New York N. Y.
  • Author's address: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Teachers College, Box 40, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (Free).
  • Date Published: 07-00
  • Year: 1998

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