Top 10 from research
Research Top 10
- Use interactive writing
- Allow kids to write in their native language & then translate
- Make it current — Connect learning with students’ cultures – “accurate, authentic, and comprehensive” (Gay, 142)
- Integrate the arts
- Maintain high expectations and critical thinking
- “A good way to begin is with writing in class every day, creating a non-threatening, practice-like atmosphere where traditional lecturing and grading take a back seat” (Reeves, 39).
- “There are four stages: honeymoon (dream stage), hostility (students show signs of fatigue and stress), acceptance (signs of making progress), home (students are comfortable in both cultures).
- Still more research needs to be done to understand the linguistics and such.
- African American students are more likely to identify with a preference for working together because of their ethnic values of working collaborative. Chinese and Japanese who are traditional may be more “bi-stylistic” because they get a lot of group motivation but they are “individualistic and deductive in actual performance delivery.” Middle-Class European Americans are most likely to be competitive and independent learners (Gay, 152)- Allow them to work collaboratively
- “85% of the immigrant youth in our sample had been separate from one or both parents” for up to 10 years when a parent comes to settle into the United States which is upsetting and causes grief.
- Today, one-third of American children – a total of 15 million – are being raised without a father.