"Context"

This newsletter is a way to provide teachers and others with information on newcomers to their classrooms. Listed below is our complete library of "Context" publications from 1980 to 2002. Browse through the list to find articles that may interest you. Click on the link to view the pdf file. The complete set is available at the CSUS Library.


Best  of "Context" (focus on English language learners)


Volume 22, No. 152, September/October 2002 FINAL ISSUE

  • My, how time flies!
  • How many recent immigrant students are in California: How have immigration trends changed over three years? (California National Origin Census, 2000-02, by country of origin)
  • Top 25 sending countries for recent immigrant students, 2002
  • What is the percent change, 2000 to 2002?
  • Where (in California) do English learners live? (2002 LEP)
  • How many languages do English learners speak (R30, 2002)
  • 2002 English learners in California are most likely to speak which languages?
  • Districts enrolling the majority of Khmer, Mienh, Lao, Hmong, Vietnamese, Russian, Ukrainian, and Armenian English learners in 2002…
  • How many 2002 English learners are there in Sacramento County districts?
  • We are Family: Refugees Then and Now (15th annual Refugee Educators’ Faire)
  • Context articles 1988-2002, Volumes 8-22

 

Vol 22, No. 151, May/June 2002

  • Competing the circle: A Mien woman’s journey home (Hammond, Saetern)
  • Project FIELD
  • Teaching in the 21st century (Dunstan)
  • Southeast Asian high school student tutors
  • Refugee Educators’ Faire #15: We are Family: Refugees Then and Now
  • Hmong, Vietnamese, Russian English learners in California; 2001 CELDT results

 

Vol 22, No. 150, March/April 2002

  • Beyond the registration form
  • Academic language: English Language Arts standards K-8
  • Title III $$$: Will you get it?
  • NCBE No. 5: What are the most common (US) language groups for LEP students?


Vol 22, No. 149, January/February 2002

  • Year of the horse, 4699
  • Chinese horse proverbs and idioms
  • Global horse proverbs and idioms
  • Language census (R30), March 2001
  • Changes in English learners by language and (California) county, 1998-2001
  • English learner shifts: Which California districts have seen the greatest change? (1998-2001: Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian, Hmong, Mien, Khmer)
  • Refugee Educators’ Faire 14 Grid
  • New federal legislation for immigrant students
  • Sacramento county English learners, 2001

 

Vol 22, No. 148, October/November 2001

  • Different cultures, different kids: Children’s native wiring interacts with each culture’s lessons to shape the young (Sue Mote)
  • Child-rearing study (Oberg et. al)
  • Finding out about students from Afghanistan
  • 2001 Hmong Population Facts
  • One Story’s Words
  • Reauthorization of IASA
  • Education code advocacy for immigrant students
  • Common mistakes: EIEP annual program performance reports

 

Vol 21, No. 147, August/September 2001

  • Cats and mouses: Forming generalizations
  • Drawing conclusions about the SAT-9, 2001, LEP vs. non-LEP
  • Refugee Educators’ Faire #14
  • Quick guide to English language development
  • Dickenson’s vocab program for newcomers
  • Lessons: True or false or a bit of both?
  • Community heritage language schools, 2000-01

 

Vol 21, No. 146, April/May 2001

  • Global Learning Networks (Orillas)
  • Universe of proverbs: A global learning network project
  • Human universals
  • Interesting language tidbits
  • Echoes from the Wall (Vietnam War)
  • Excerpts from census 2000

 

Vol 21, No. 145, February/March 2001

  • Hmong come in bunches, like grapes: How acculturation through schooling widens the generation gap (Mote)
  • Raising children, educating children: Understanding different socialization goals
  • “Lost boys” of Sudan
  • Emergency Immigrant Education Program (EIEP), March 2001
  • Grammar background for English language development:
  • Infinitives and gerunds as nouns
  • Immigrant Voices, 2001-02 (Jefferson Union High School District)
  • Refugee Educators’ Network goals, budget, and progress to date.

 

Vol 21, No. 144, December 00 / January 2001

  • Year of the Snake
  • Proverbial snakes
  • Mythical snakes
  • Fabled snakes
  • Storied snakes
  • From Peter in Laos
  • Child-rearing proverbs
  • Refugee Children Assistance Program (California’s 9 grants)
  • “Abuse or Discipline? Observations from the Field” (Magagnini)

 

Vol 20, No. 143, October/November 2000

  • Refugee students find their voices in two midwestern communities (Harrison)
  • Concept of refuge (activity)
  • Linguistic olympics (Nahuatl, Hausa)
  • Academic English: Key to long-term school success (Scarcella, Rumberger)

 

Vol 20, No. 142, August/September 2000

  • When reading is not reading (4 characteristics of English text that affect
  • English learners’ reading comprehension)
  • Survival Strategies: ELD beginning level—Key word assignments
  • March 2000 Language Census (R30)
  • English learners in Sacramento County districts, 2000
  • English learners and the SAT-9 2000
  • World wise schools: More than meets the eye (Peace Corps)
  • Fast facts: Today’s newcomers (National Immigration Forum, 2000)
  • Southeast Asian Parents’ Conference

 

Vol. 20, No. 141, April/May 2000

  • Newcomers 2000 (Graphs and charts on immigrants to the US)
  • Refugees admitted to the US, FY 98-99
  • Refugee priorities, FY 2000
  • Illegal aliens FY96
  • Emergency Immigrant Education Program, March 2000
  • Research and essay topics (immigration)
  • Map activity: refugees
  • My day in Yogaville: A lesson in who I am (Pahwa)
  • State accommodation policies for students of limited English proficiency (LEP) in high stakes assessment.

 

Vol. 20, No. 140, February/March 2000

  • Community heritage language schools; Ukrainian and Armenian Saturday schools in Folsom Cordova USD
  • Heritage languages initiative
  • Strategies and lesson ideas for newcomer students
  • A lesson learned: Help others, help yourself (Sacramento Bee, November 1999)
  • Highlights from the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (Rumbaut), part 2
  • Then and now: A comparative perspective on immigration and school reform during two periods in
  • American history (Olsen)

 

Vol. 20, No. 139, December 99/January 2000

  • Year of the Dragon
  • Dragon proverbs & idioms
  • Dragons culturally
  • Dragon resources
  • Dragons cross-culturally (activity)
  • Key findings from the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (Rumbaut), part 1
  • Selected bibliography of immigrant studies
  • Selected research about the Hmong, 1995-99

 

Vol. 20, No. 138, October/November 1999

  • Students and languages in California, 1999: Total EL/FEP by language; top ten counties; top ten languages
  • in Sacramento County; ten-year trend in EL/FEP; one-year changes in EL by language
  • Districts with 50 or more English learners for Cantonese, Vietnamese, Lao, Mien, Khmu, Lahu,
  • Burmese, Hmong, Khmer, Armenian, Russian, Ukrainian
  • English learners for SEACRC-supporting districts
  • Diagnostic “pie” for English learners who are having difficulty (adapted from Roseberry-McKibbin)
  • Saturday, in LA (Silvern)
  • Additional standards needed for English learners (Merino and Rumberger)

 

Vol. 19, No. 137, August/September 1999

  • Effective programs for English learners (from August & Hakuta)
  • SAT-9 reading results for EO/FEP & LEP students in California and Sacramento County
  • ELD standards adopted
  • Cooperative Learning: A Positive Response to Language Diversity (Holt)

 

Vol. 19, No. 136, April/May 1999

  • Immigrants, refugees, sojourners: A newcomer update
  • Emergency Immigrant Education Program 1999 census dataFY97 immigrant data
  • Refugee ceilings and admissions
  • Albanian situation map (UNHCR May 1999)
  • Albanian phonemes, surnames, dictionaries, and online resources
  • The case for enrolling immigrant students in two-way bilingual immersion education (Dolson)

 

Vol. 19, No. 135, February/March 1999

  • Do-it-yourself” Hmong literacy development materials
  • Ups and downs of native language instruction in American public schools, 1830s to 1990s
  • Teaching second-language students to identify and edit writing errors (terHaar)
  • Children’s literature for immigrant students
  • Laos for teachers (summer travel)
  • Identifying effective instructional interventions for immigrant students

 

Vol. 19, No. 134, December/January 1998-9

  • Year of the Rabbit
  • Rabbits and hares across languages (Chinese)
  • A cunning rabbit has three holes (Chinese)
  • Cooking the hounds once the hares are caught
  • Aesop’s hares
  • Reading is an unnatural act…
  • The wonderful tar-baby (Harris, 1881)
  • The rabbit and the tiger (Vietnamese)
  • Coyote goes hunting (Apache)
  • The old woman and the hare (Cambodian)
  • New study on native-language instruction (Dolson)

 

Vol. 19, No. 133, October/November 1998

  • Newcomer Programs: English Immersion and the SAT-9
  • High frequency words by phoneme; by function
  • High frequency verbs with tenses
  • Phrasal verbs with high frequency words

 

Vol. 18, No. 132, August/September 1998

  • 1997-98 demographics: Second language speakers in CA March 1998
  • LEP students in districts with more than 50: Russian/Ukrainian/Armenian; Burmese/Cantonese; Hmong;
  • Lao/Mien; Khmer/Khmu/Lahu; Vietnamese
  • Languages with the highest percentage of LEP10-year trend in CA LEP and FEP, 1988-98
  • 1998 immigrant students in grades K-12: top 30 countries of origin

 

Vol. 18, No. 131, May 1998

  • Cognitive Skills in Cultural Context (from Cole)
  • Checkpoints for Progress in Reading and Writing for Parents: English and Hmong; 
  • Comparison of Ethnocultural Groups, pt 2

 

Vol. 18, No. 130, March 1998

  • Out of Africa
  • Refugee admissions, FY 96, 97, 98
  • Refugee Resources for Teachers
  • Comparison of Ethnocultural Groups pt 1
  • Conjunctions: English, Russian, Armenian, Spanish, Hmong, Vietnamese
  • Chinese Heritage Community Language Schools

 

Vol. 18, No. 129, January 1998

  • Year of the tiger
  • Cats (English, Latin, Spanish, Hmong, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian, Armenian)
  • Tiger and lion proverbs
  • Tus pojniam thiab tus tsov (The woman and the tiger) (Hmong)
  • The fox borrowing the tiger’s might (Chinese)
  • A tyrannical government is more fearful than tigers (Chinese)
  • The jaguar and the little skunk (Mayan)
  • Why the tiger has stripes (Vietnamese)
  • Puma and the bear (Native American)
  • Educated cat (Russian)
  • The kingdom of the lion (Aesop)
  • The lost wig (Aesop)
  • The cunning jackal (Russian)
  • Chinese parents’ influence on academic performance (Zhang, Carrasquillo)
  • Recommended books for the reluctant young adult reader 
  • Hmong, Mien, Lao literacy materials (Merced City USD)

 

Vol. 18, No. 128, November 1997

  • The sounds of literacy: Comparative phonemes
  • Consonant charts for English, Spanish, Hmong,
  • Vietnamese, Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian
  • Near equivalents for English phonemes: English, Spanish, Hmong, Vietnamese, Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian
  • Vowel charts: English, Spanish, Hmong, Vietnamese, Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian
  • Minimal Pairs

 

Vol. 17, No. 127, July 1997

  • By the Numbers
  • Top 10 LEP Languages California 1997
  • Changes in LEP language groups from 1993 to 1997
  • Total for languages (LEP and FEP) 1996, ranked by percent LEP
  • Top 10 districts for LEP languages
  • Immigrants and their educational attainment: Some facts and findings (from Schwartz)
  • Cinderella crossculturally

 

Vol. 17, No. 126, April 1997

  • Not all Mexicans Speak Spanish; Languages Spoken in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
  • (Summer Institute of Linguistics)
  • Diversity of Latin-American Born Population in the US (US Census)
  • FY96 Immigration to US and to CA
  • March 1997 Recent Immigrants in CA (EIEP), Sacramento County; School Districts
  • Browsing the Amazon for recent materials about Cambodia, Vietnam, Lao, and Hmong
  • Southeast Asia Community Resource Center description and report for 5-year period
  • 1996-97 Refugee Educators’ Network members

 

Vol. 17, No. 125, February 1997

  • Year of the bovine
  • Buffalo cross-linguistically (English, Latin, Chinese, Hmong, Vietnamese, Spanish)
  • The water buffalo and the tiger (Vietnamese tale)
  • How the buffalo were released on Earth (Native American)
  • Farmer Chin and the ox (Chinese)
  • Example of background knowledge (Chinese)
  • Aesop on oxen
  • Ox proverbs and idioms
  • Emergency Immigrant Education Program Workshops
  • Amulets, Omens, and Talismans (Luck Crossculturally): 13th annual Immigrant EducationFaire.

 

Vol. 17, No. 124, November 1996

  • California Reading Initiative for English learners: Key topics, implications for LEP students, strategies
  • English reading charts: initial consonants plus shor vowels and final “t”; long vowels; special vowels; rcontrolled vowels
  • I-Poly International High School (Baker)
  • Immigrant Education Faire 13 flyer

 

Vol. 17, No. 123, September 1996

  • ESL Standards (TESOL): Pre-K to 3rd; 4th to 8th; 9th to 12th
  • Resources from NCRCDSLL
  • Hmong professional degrees, by clan and area Mexican cultural groups
  • Intergenerational relationships among Iu-Mien (Chao)
  • Tawm Lostsuas Mus: Out of Laos flyer.

 

Vol. 16, No. 122, June 1996

  • What is the “right” age for marriage?
  • Human themes: Marriage (activity)
  • Arabic resources.
  • Sources for bilingual materials for Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese students
  • Out of Laos

 

Vol. 16, No. 121, April-May 1996

  • Resiliency
  • Successful mentoring
  • Resilience resources
  • Membership in violent gangs...deterred through respect
  • Coping strategies of resilient African American adolescents
  • Gangs and schools
  • Emergency Immigrant Education Program, April 1995 (map)
  • Student achievement and the changing American family (RAND)

 

Vol. 16, No. 120, February-March 1996

  • Character education
  • Common moral elements
  • Character education by the bookUncle
  • Noel’s Fun Fables Program
  • Universal declaration of human rights
  • Global values survey
  • Human themes: Respect
  • MegaSkills
  • Character development resources
  • California, Sacramento county K-12 LEP and FEP students (R30 1995)
  • Trip to Laos
  • Humorous English mistranslations,
  • SEACRC Update
  • Yamada Language Center (web)

 

Vol. 16, No. 119, December 1995

  • Year of the big mouse
  • Proverbs
  • A hatred for rats (Vietnamese)
  • Why the rat is first
  • The lion and the mouse
  • The mouse and the frog
  • Rats on the ‘net
  • Vietnamese New Year
  • Chinese new year’s foods
  • The mice daughter’s dowry (Chinese)
  • The mice and the rooster (Ukrainian)
  • Dictionary of Cultural Literacy online
  • Refugee Educators’ Faire: Journeys

 

Vol. 16, No. 118, October 1995

  • From village to commencement (Dr. Lue Vang)
  • One orphan story (Hmong)
  • Hmong in America: Refugees from a Secret War
  • Fonts & Languages on the ’net
  • SEA Community Resource Center and borrowers, 1993-95.

 

Vol. 16, No. 117, September 1995

  • Life as a Natoma Boy (Vietnamese Gangs) Vietnamese gangs: Bibliography Study questions
  • Human themes: proverbs (same messages)
  • Vietnam on the ’net

 

Vol. 15, No. 116, May 1995

  • Language: speaking in tongues (Weiss)
  • LEP Groups in Sacramento 1994 v. 1989
  • Human themes: Want v. need v. have

 

Vol. 15, No. 115, March 1995

  • Myths, legends, and folktales
  • Southeast Asian cultural core
  • Hmong folktale, 1900
  • Same story, 1985
  • Hmong alternating songs: Stories with style
  • Modern Hmong sung verse
  • Mien verbal dueling
  • Paj ntaub, Hmong “flower cloth”
  • Orality vs. literacy: Implications for educators

 

Vol. 15, No. 114, January 1995

  • Year of the pig
  • The lion and the boar (Aesop)
  • The eagle, the cat, and the wild sow (Aesop)
  • The wild boar and the fox (Aesop)
  • The piglet, the sheep, and the goat (Aesop)
  • Tseng-tzu kills the pig (Chinese)
  • Proverbs
  • Foreign-born stats 1990
  • World holidays (Jan/Feb)

 

Vol. 15, No. 113 November/December 1994

  • Hmong in America: Refugees from a secret war
  • Semiotics and language arts
  • Southeast Asia Education Faire (11): Legends, myths, folktales
  • Instructional conversation
  • Developing metacognition

 

Vol. 15, No. 112, October 1994

  • Questions asked at Phanat Nikhom refugee processing center, Thailand, July 1994
  • Empowering culturally and linguistically diverse students with learning problems (ERIC)
  • Recalling magic of their old names (Lam)
  • Human themes: Thanks (etiquette around the world)

 

Vol. 15, No. 111, September 1994

  • The “code of the streets” (from Anderson)
  • Schools attack the roots of violence (ERIC)
  • LEP students in California, 1994
  • Instructional conversationHuman themes: Fears, death, memorials

 

Vol. 14, No. 110, April/May 1994

  • Intercultural harmony in the schools (Cotton)
  • Asian/Pacific Islander needs, Sacramento County, 1992

 

Vol. 14, No. 109, February-March 1994

  • From past issues
  • Intercultural programs: Two approaches
  • Teachers & acquisition of language, culture, reading
  • Krashen’s model...Acquisition of culture
  • Why do you….? Characteristics of American culture
  • Vietnamese family and given names; characteristics
  • Chinese family and given names; characteristics
  • Hmong family and given names; characteristics
  • Iu-Mien family names; characteristics
  • Lao names; characteristics
  • Cambodian names; characteristics
  • Ukrainian, Armenian, Russian names
  • Soviet refugees, from nyet to da
  • Learning to read, 500 high-frequency words (Sitton)
  • Things we keep hearing....
  • Language minority students in California, selected counties 1993 R30

 

Vol. 14, No. 108, January 1994

  • Year of the dog
  • It’s a dog’s life (proverbs)
  • American and Chinese zodiac
  • Lunar new year customs
  • Iu-Mien and P’an Hu
  • Yang Sheng’s dog (Chinese)
  • Southeast Asia Education Faire (10), 1994

 

Vol. 14, No. 107, November 1993

  • Holidays in the classroom: Dealing with a diversity of beliefs
  • Appropriate and inappropriate activities
  • Multicultural resources
  • Sacramento ethnic and cultural organizations, 1994
  • Learning a second language: Helpful lists from the research
  • Language learning strategies

 

Vol. 14, No. 106, October 1993

  • Read with your child: what does it mean? (English,
  • Vietnamese, Armenian, Russian, Spanish, Hmong)
  • Background knowledge for all: Equalizing opportunities
  • Dragons

 

Vol. 14, No. 105, September 1993

  • 15 easy & effective efforts
  • Ten most useful words
  • 50 most frequent words in reading
  • Continuum of tolerance
  • Rubber stamps for communicating with parents
  • Signs of the times in Vientiane (Giacchino-Baker)
  • Proverbs from other cultures.

 

Vol. 13, No. 104, May/June 1993

  • Crosscultural understanding: Activities for the classroom
  • Refugees, 1993-94

 

Vol. 13, No. 103, April 1993

  • Bits of research (theses, dissertations to 1991)

 

Vol. 13, No. 102, February 1993

  • Neural networks: Simulated language acquisition (Allman)
  • Literacy tutors’ checklist
  • Southeast Asia Community Resource Center
  • Cultural common denominators
  • Most common family names
  • Socializing skills.

 

Vol. 13, No. 101, January 1993

  • Year of the Chicken
  • How to raise chickens (Chinese)
  • Rats, cats, and chickens
  • Polecat and the rooster (Cambodian)
  • Rooster and wise wife cause the husband to become chief of a village (Hmong)
  • New year pictures
  • Proverbs (same idea, different cultures)
  • Southeast Asian Education Faire (9), 1993
  • How many Indochinese students in California schools? 1990-1992
  • China Boy (excerpt, Gus Lee)
  • Tragic Mountains (Hamilton-Merritt)

 

Vol. 13, No. 100, November 1992

  • Songs of the new year (Hmong)
  • Hmong new year paj ntaub (activity)
  • Attribution retraining

 

Vol. 13, No. 99, October 1992

  • Competence: Teacher’s role in the acquisition of language, reading, culture
  • Using Krashen’s model for language acquisition for acquisition of culture

 

Vol. 13, No. 98, September 1992

  • Window closes in 1994 (Language Development Specialist)
  • Pronouncing names: Vietnamese, Hmong, Chinese, Iu-Mien

 

Vol. 12, No. 97, May 1992

  • Common questions: Former Soviet Union, pronouncing Nguyen, “speak English at home”?, peanuts/public, copying from the board, “you should...”, when is dating a life choice?

 

Vol. 12, No. 96, April 1992

  • Meeting the challenge of language diversity: Evaluation report (BW Associates, 1992)
  • Proposed SB2026: California language minority education act
  • Conflict resolution
  • Ukrainian folktale (and drawings)

 

Vol. 12, No. 95, March 1992

  • Selected Resources 1992
  • What language does he speak? Last name gives a clue (Iu-Mien, Hmong, Khmu, Lao, Cambodian,
  • Vietnamese, Overseas Chinese (Vietnam), From the Commonwealth of Independent States (Russian,
  • Ukrainian, Armenian)
  • What are the major value contrasts between Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer, Hmong, Mien, and Chinese
  • cultures and American culture?

 

Vol. 12, No. 94, January 1992

  • Ta’ one an’ pass de res’ bag (accent)
  • Southeast Asia Education Faire, 1992
  • Hmong at the Turning Point (Yang Dao)
  • Indochinese Refugee Families and Academic Achievement (Caplan et. al)

 

Vol. 12, No. 93, November/December 1991

  • Year of the monkey
  • Three in the morning and four in the evening (Chinese)
  • Monkey business (proverbs and idioms)
  • Sun Wu-kung (Chinese)
  • Wang Yani, Chinese brush artist
  • More monkey business
  • Red-bottomed monkeys (Vietnamese)
  • What can you do with a monkey? (excerpt from Huynh Quang Nhuong)
  • The Yao of South China (Lemoine)
  • NAFEA 13th annual conference

 

Vol. 12, No. 92, October 1991

  • “At risk” youth: Who are they? And then what?
  • Core knowledge (Hirsch)
  • Classification

 

Vol. 12, No. 91, September 1991

  • Of cockroaches and landlords (Elliott) (Lua’)
  • Satisfaction in culture 1 equals satisfaction in culture 2 (Cato)
  • Sovereignty and Rebellion: The White Hmong of Northern Thailand (Tapp)
  • Reading in a language you don’t understand (activity with Hmong)
  • Modifying lessons for LEP students

 

Vol. 11, No. 90, April/May 1991

  • When text is a test
  • Dolch words, 95 most common nouns, 500 high frequency words
  • Samples of text (high frequency words)
  • Separable and non-separable verbs
  • Most common newspaper words
  • These are memories of war (Chhan)
  • Amerasian program, 1988-1991
  • Happenings

 

Vol. 11, No. 89, March 1991

  • Lao & Cambodian new year
  • Guidelines for diversity & equality
  • Ching Ming (Chinese)
  • Cold food festival (Chinese)
  • Two valedictorians (Hun Saechao; Lue Xiong)
  • Happenings
  • UNHCR Films

 

Vol. 11, No. 88, February 1991

  • Selected resources: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos (1991)
  • What language does he speak? Last name gives a clue (Iu-Mien, Hmong, Khmu, Lao, Cambodian, Vietnamese,
  • Overseas Chinese (Vietnam), Vietnamese Montagnard

 

Vol. 11, No. 87, January 1991

  • Year of the yang (sheep)
  • Sheep/goat/lamb expressions
  • A story about sheep for the Year of the Sheep (in Chinese)
  • The goat who could not be tricked (Chinese)
  • The monkey judge (Chinese)
  • Ban Me Sot (Thailand), 1990
  • Creative conflict resolution
  • New at the SEACRC
  • Southeast Asia Education Faire (7), 1991
  • Tet customs (Vietnamese)

 

Vol. 11, No. 86, November/December 1990

  • Human mirrors and self-worth
  • Essay by Diana Ho
  • What do you mean when you say that?
  • Refugee ceilings FY91
  • Refugee arrivals FY90
  • Armenians (bookstores, organizations, people)
  • Iu-Mien, Yiu Mien, Kim Mun, Yao
  • NAFEA conference
  • Culturgrams
  • New immigration law
  • Window of opportunity (Language Development Specialist)

 

Vol. 11, No. 85, October 1990

  • Lucky thirteen (Dr. Nam, Kennedy)
  • New at the SEACRC
  • Cultural diversity and health beliefs: A bibliography
  • Hmong new year/Noj Peb Caug

 

Vol. 11, No. 84, September 1990

  • Literacy and cognition
  • Is it true that a lot of Indochinese have January 1 as their birthday?
  • Passages (Howard)
  • American culture (books); major American themes
  • Teaching the Vietnam War through Literature
  • 1st language acquisition: Exposure + interaction = cognition

 

Vol. 10, No. 83, May/June 1990

  • The Boat People and Achievement in America (Kaplan et. al)
  • Using interpreters
  • New at the SEACRC
  • Music and dance of Cambodia
  • Soviet refugees
  • Sacramento numbers (non-Southeast Asian refugees receiving public assistance)
  • Language needs in Sacramento county (by zip code)
  • Southeast Asia Community Resource Center: Hmong 1, Hmong 2
  • Little Hoover Commission: K-12 education in California
  • Five-year study of LEP students’ progress
  • Laotian Handcraft Center
  • New Soviet refugee students in the schools

 

Vol. 10, No. 82, April 1990

  • Legends and tales
  • The tbal kdoong (Cambodian)
  • Building a fire of beanstalks for boiling beans (Chinese)
  • About the Mien charter
  • The flood: How Hmong names began
  • The story of the flood (Khmu)
  • The story of the betel leaf and the areca nut (Vietnamese)
  • The beginning (Lao)

 

Vol. 10, No. 81, March 1990

  • Becoming a Nation of Readers: What about language minority students?
  • 50 most common words
  • Boehm relationship words
  • Do the Hmong really believe in ghosts?
  • Christian refugees from the Soviet Union
  • How were Hmong paj ntaub squares used in traditional village life in Laos?
  • AB1441: Toll-free hot line for reporting crimes in the Southeast Asian communities
  • Recommended literature, grades 9-12 (Asia an Pacific Island regions)

 

Vol. 10, No. 80, February 1990

  • Selected resources: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos (1990)
  • What language does he speak? Last name gives a clue (Iu-Mien, Hmong, Khmu, Lao, Cambodian, Vietnamese,
  • Overseas Chinese (Vietnam), Vietnamese Montagnard

 

Vol. 10, No. 78, January 1990

  • New American face with fading European traces (Rodriguez, Sacramento Bee, 1990)
  • Refugees yet to come
  • Language Census 1989: Students in the Sacramento area
  • Southeast Asia Education Faire (6), 1990
  • Lunar New Year (Vietnamese, Chinese)

 

Vol. 10, No. 77, November/December 1989

  • Learning a second language (from Hakuta)
  • Amazon-ing!
  • Teachers, counselors, principals: Can you identify Vietnamese gang members in your school? (Munks)

 

Vol. 10, No. 76, October 1989

  • Experts turn to “learning teams” to combat racism
  • Teaching English reading to the literate newcomer student
  • English vowel and consonant sounds; charts
  • Thailand: A first asylum country for Indochinese refugees
  • Refugee admissions FY89, proposed FY90
  • LEP students in California, March 1989
  • Parents and children: Asian and American views

 

Vol. 10, No. 75, September 1989

  • The acculturation process and refugee behavior (Berry)
  • Language Development Specialist
  • Poems of childhood
  • Classroom hints: can/can’t
  • LEP students in Sacramento and Yolo counties, 1988
  • Amerasians

 

Vol. 9, No. 74, May/June 1989

  • Traditional Vietnamese music
  • Southeast Asia and the Indochina wars (Dalley Bookstore)
  • Research
  • Refugee mental health training videos
  • Papers on mental health
  • An ESL communicative curriculum guide for the preliterate high school student (Henderson)
  • New at the Center
  • Cultural literacy (Hirsch): l thru z

 

Vol. 9, No. 73, April 1989

  • Language census findings, 1988
  • Southeast Asians in Sacramento County (by zip), 1988
  • Hmong summer class
  • Newcomers to America videos
  • Slide set: Food habits of the Hmong in Central California
  • New at the Center

 

Vol. 9, No. 72, March 1989

  • Boon Pee Mai: Lao new year celebration
  • ASEAN nations suspend automatic “refugee” status to seekers
  • International Association for Yao Studies
  • Stop, look, and listen (communicative styles, Hmong and American)
  • Therapists find emotions vary from society to society
  • Teresa P. v. Berkeley Unified School District

 

Vol 9, No. 71, February 1989

  • Selected resources: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos (1989)
  • What language does he speak? Last name gives a clue (Iu-Mien, Hmong, Khmu, Lao, Cambodian,
  • Vietnamese, Overseas Chinese (Vietnam), Vietnamese Montagnard

 

Vol. 9, No. 70, January 1989

  • Year of the snake
  • Adding legs to a snake (Chinese)
  • Reflections of an American woman on Tet (Coutant)
  • Rice cakes, square and round (Truong Chinh)
  • Month 1, day 1 of the lunar calendar
  • Mien new year
  • Cultural literacy: g through k
  • Southeast Asia Education Faire (5), 1989
  • Hmong population in California, 1982/1987
  • Ceilings and actual admissions, FY75-89

 

Vol. 9, No. 69, November/December 1988

  • The “concentration camp syndrome” among Cambodian refugees (Kinzie)
  • Lyrics from a new experience (Hmong song, “Picking Up Nightcrawlers”)
  • 1988 session bills signed by the governor
  • Conference: Ethiopian immigrants
  • Story cloth
  • Amerasians
  • High lead and arsenic levels
  • Cultural literacy: d through f
  • Recent additions to the Center

 

Vol. 9, No. 68, October 1988

  • Two Vietnamese artists
  • Cultural literacy: a through c
  • Lecture series: Asian immigrants and refugees
  • New at the Center

 

Vol. 9, No. 67, September 1988

  • Cambodia in the news
  • NAVAE conference
  • Cambodian alphabet for the Macintosh
  • Recent additions to the Center

 

Vol. 8, No. 66, May/June 1988

  • The adaptation of Southeast Asian refugee youth: A comparative study (Rumbaut and Ima)
  • The Ravens (Robbins)
  • Equal access to success: Minimal services to language minority students
  • Prudent approaches to bilingual education in California (Winger)
  • Southeast Asians and cultural conflicts: Why can’t they be like us? (Cryer)
  • The will of the Mien people (Saephan)
  • Brushwriter 2 for IBM and Macintosh (Chinese)

 

Vol. 8, No. 65, April 1988

  • Crossing the schoolhouse border (California Tomorrow)
  • Year of the dragon
  • Thailand pushes refugees back to sea

 

Vol. 8, No. 64, March 1988

  • Old wine in a new bottle
  • Selected resources: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos 


Vol. 8, No. 63 Jan 1988

  • Chinese New Year 4686: Year of the Dragon
  • Recent publications: Sudden unexpected death syndrome
  • Dance of Tears
  • NAVAE Conference
  • Refugees: FY 75-87
  • Misinterpretation of classroom behaviors
  • Mien New Year egg to make in class
  • Foreign language fonts on the Mac
  • Bilingual education: Introduction to the issues
  • The Laos Factor
  • Southeast Asia Education Faire (4)

 

Vol. 8, No. 62

  • Refugee in California; SEA refugees in CA counties 1985 & 86
  • Recent resources
  • More Mac alphabets
  • Linguistic minorities and learning disabilities
  • Pregnancy & birth culturally

 

Vol. 8, No. 61, October 1987

  • The Mid-Autumn Festival
  • Research and other tidbits
  • Hmong texts available (Fr Bertrais)

 

Vol. 8, No. 60, September 1987

  • Ethnic Chinese who fled Vietnam to China arrive in Hong Kong
  • Orderly Departure Program (ODP) Interviews Resume
  • Quotable Schultz in Asia, Simpson in Washington
  • What to do with Cambodians?
  • California vetoed bilingual law -- what does it mean for us?

 

Vol. 7, No. 59, May 1987

  • Shifting priorities in Thai camps
  • Volunteer teachers needed
  • Khao-I-Dang
  • US House Subcommittee Hearings
  • Chamy Thor Lee’s story, an autobiography
  • Mien embroidery

 

Vol. 7, No. 58, April 1987

  • Ban Vinai
  • Bua Chan, observations of travel to a Thai Hmong village
  • Legislation & budget
  • Workshops in the Valley
  • Textiles as Texts: Hmong exhibit catalogue
  • Vietnam: My country forever (Tran Cao Linh)

 

Vol. 7, No. 57, February 1987

  • Mien and their history (Lemoine)
  • FY88 budget request submitted
  • New books
  • Mien naming system; Mien clan names in the U.S.; Mien resources; where in Sacramento are Mien workers?
  • Orderly Departure Program
  • Thai: Total immersion (26 days in Thailand)
  • Questions reveal the distance some refugees must travel

 

Vol. 7, No. 56, January 1987

  • Southeast Asia Education Faire 1987
  • Refugee Act reauthorized
  • Chinese word processing (Mac)
  • Brother Enemy
  • Clues to sudden death
  • Asia Books Co., Ltd
  • Refugee Materials Center
  • Southeast Asian arrivals in the U.S. by Nationality, FY 75-87

 

Vol. 7, No. 55, December 1986

  • Resources
  • SUDS: Sudden unexpected death syndrome
  • Spirit of Survival (Sheehy)

 

Vol. 6 No. 54, October 1986

  • Southeast Asian Education Faire (3): Living in Two Words; Communicating across Cultures
  • Silent Language (Hall)
  • Films (University of MN Film & Video Library)
  • The Hmong World (new journal)
  • 100% American (Linton)
  • Resources
  • How not to blow the flute into the buffalo’s ear (communication)
  • The American Way: An introduction to American Culture
  • Passage: Journal of Refugee Education

 

Vol. 6 No. 53, September 1986

  • California Reading Initiative Book List
  • Southeast Asia Community Resource Center
  • Excerpts: The Woman Warrior (Kingston)


Vol. 6 No. 52, May 1986

  • A lone cowboy of cultural studies (Edward Hall)
  • Hmong New Year (Channel 10, 20 min video, Thailand, Dick Terry)
  • Survey of Amerasians
  • Highland Lao Initiative Evaluation
  • ESL Tech Assistance
  • Bilingual Vocational Education
  • Future trends: U.S. refugee programs
  • Indochinese Refugee Program arrivals/departures: Oct 85 to Jan 1986
  • Adaptation and integration of recent refugees to the U.S. (Forbes)
  • 1985 Self-sufficiency study (Caplan)
  • Settling in: Teachers’ guide to cultural orientation
  • Working with refugees (Rose)

 

Vol. 6, No. 51, Apr 1986

  • Summer Language Institute (CSUS)
  • Resources
  • Mental health and youth: Knowing the background is essential (Nidorf)
  • Exile shock (Rumbaut)
  • Verbs become adjectives; verbs followed by gerunds
  • Hmong traditional beliefs about mental health problems (Bliatout)

 

Vol. 6, No. 50, Feb 1986

  • Orderly Departure Program
  • “Good” in 25 languages
  •  NAVAE conference
  • Resources
  • Origins of words in English
  • Something to watch: Cambodian teenager vs Philadelphia schools for placement in class for mentally retarded
  • In other words (when something is difficult to understand)

 

Vol. 6, No. 49, Jan 1986

  • Health care access by phone
  • New books
  • Southeast Asian Education Faire
  • Hmong health care (Kirton)
  • Between Two Worlds: The Hmong Shaman in America (Johnston, Siegel)
  • Southeast Asian Refugee Studies Newsletter (Univ of MN)

 

Vol. 6, No. 48, Nov 1985

  • Academic success study: Boat refugees’ children (Caplan)
  • Hmong New Year 1985
  • “Yes” and “no” in 25 languages

 

Vol. 6, No. 47, Oct 1985

  • Sunset: bilingual education
  • Ethnic slurs
  • Chinese idiographs
  • English language: Anglo-Saxon and Latin roots
  • Grandmother’s Path, Grandfather’s Way
  • Multilingual Voices (Highland High School ESL classes)
  • In other words (idioms in different languages)

 

Vol. 6, No. 46, Sep 1985

  • Welfare changes and refugees
  • Living Tapestries
  • Resources
  • Refugees and health care
  • In other words (idioms)

 

Vol. 5, No 45, Jun 1985

  • Heritage Project: Hmong Oral Literature
  • Hmong research conference
  • Secondary migration
  • Resources

 

Vol. 5, No. 44, May 1985

  • Notes on East meeting West
  • Resources

 

Vol. 5, No. 43, Mar 1985

  • Impacted languages
  • Southeast Asians in Sacramento by zip code
  • Resources
  • Idle land? (need land for farms)
  • Urban skills team, New York project

 

Vol. 5, No. 42, Jan 1985

  • Southeast Asian Education Faire
  • Refugee admissions to the U.S., Actual vs Ceiling, FY 75-85; arrivals by nationality
  • The end of his story (Saephan)
  • Chinese New Year: Year of the Ox
  • Cambodia: A Primer
  • Resources
  • Refugee Camp Populations, Oct 1984

 

Vol. 5, No. 41, Dec 1984

  • Conferences
  • Notes on ESL
  • Health access funding
  • Resources
  • Snapshots from China

 

Vol. 5, No. 40, Nov 1984

  • What language does he speak?
  • US is home to natives of 155 lands
  • Hmong New Year

 

Vol. 5, No. 39, Oct 1984

  • Peoples of the Golden Triangle (Lewis)
  • Resources
  • Idle rumor: Bubble gum for the mind (Omni magazine)

 

Vol. 4, No. 38, May 1984

  • Bridging the culture gap (Lue Vang, by Allison Roberts)
  • Resources
  • All names are American names
  • ESL Notes: Stages of Proficiency
  • Exodus Indochina (St. Cartmail)

 

Vol. 4, No. 37, Apr 1984

  • Educators of refugee students (call for education subcommittee of Sacramento Refugee Forum)
  • Zellerbach Family Fund project
  • Activities
  • Proposed legislation: Refugees, bilingual ed
  • Federal funding FY85
  • How many Laotian refugees in Sacramento County?
  • Guest opinion (Wiesel)
  • Resources

 

Vol. 4, No. 36, Mar 1984

  • Child abuse & neglect workshop
  • Our queer language
  • New Roots in American Soil (Stockton, Santa Rosa)
  • Resources
  • Statistics: Indochinese Refugee Arrivals FY84
  • Federal legislation
  • Southeast Asian Study Series (Folsom Cordova USD)

 

Vol. 4, No. 35, Feb 1984

  • The Acculturation and Resettlement of the Hmong (Yang Dao)
  • Resources
  • Calendar
  • Current activities of the state legislature
  • Refugee arrivals FY75-83

 

Vol. 4, No. 34, Jan 1984

  • Southeast Asian Education Faire
  • Vietnamese folktale: The Watermelon
  • New Year
  • HR3279 Refugee Act Reauthorization
  • Targeted Assistance dollars awarded to seven agencies
  • Resources
  • Vietnamese boy held in refugee camp is reunited with family

 

Vol. 4, No. 33, Dec 1983

  • FY 1983 refugee admissions
  • Americanization of Mohm Phat
  • Resources

 

Vol. 4, No. 32, Nov 1983

  • Noj Peb Caug (Hmong New Year)
  • Folsom Cordova USD enrollment (refugees)
  • Directory of Organizations
  • Indochina News
  • Resources

 

Vol. 4, No. 31, Oct 1983

  • Title VII workshop
  • Cultural Awareness Slideshows (Folsom Cordova USD)
  • Statistics
  • What’s in a name? (Hmong, Chinese, Vietnamese, Mien)
  • Universal facial expressions

 

Vol. 3, No. 30, Jun 1983

  • Hmong research conference
  • Fire prevention & safety flyers
  • Hmong kinship groups
  • Tenants and evictions
  • Resources

 

Vol. 3, No. 29, May 1983

  • TPRC Census
  • ESL training for refugees
  • Kinship and public policy (Haines)
  • Hmong and their Neighbors (Olney)
  • Resources

 

Vol. 3, No. 28, Apr 1983

  • Targeted Assistance funding
  • Legislative committee on refugees
  • Lao Family Community Center
  • Sacramento service directory
  • Resources
  • Oral poem of being a refugee in the U.S. (Thoj Yeeb or Thao Yeng)
  • Resources

 

Vol. 3, No. 27, Mar 1983

  • Vietnamese Odyssey: A refugee struggled 1,560 arduous miles
  • Refugee admissions, Sep – Dec 1982
  • Survival language classes (CSUS)
  • FY84 budget request
  • Refugees return to the land (Ann Reed)
  • The Hundredth Monkey

 

Vol. 3, No. 26, Feb 1983

  • Immigration bill dies
  • Continuing resolution
  • Mental health workshop
  • Distribution of Indochinese refugees in US; Refugee camp population 1982, Sacramento arrivals Q4 1982; Sacramento districts; Folsom Cordova
  • Yellow rain
  • Hmong paj ntaub
  • Year of the Pig begins
  • Resources

 

Vol. 3, No. 25, Dec 1982

  • Resouces
  • Indochina news is brief
  • Indochinese refugee activity, 1975-82, new arrivals in Sacramento
  • Chemical warfare in Southeast Asia

 

Vol. 3, No. 24, Nov 1982

  • Pirates on the Gulf of Siam
  • Federal refugee legislation
  • Resources

 

Vol. 3, No. 22, Sep 1982

  • Resources
  • News in brief
  • Notebook: Names & languages

 

Vol. 2, No. 21, Jun 1982

  • Increase in resettlement in California; changes in refugee quotas
  • Drawing by Cordova High student Hiep Nguyen
  • Volunteerism
  • Refugee resources (agencies), Sacramento County
  • To touch a life with hope (Mrs. Muoi and her deaf mute daughter)
  • Parent organized survival English class
  • Self-sufficiency through agriculture
  • Resources

 

Vol. 2, No. 20, May 1982

  • Refugees are still leaving
  • New refugee arrivals
  • New films
  • Refugee loan payback
  • Insights (Nguyen Duc Hieu)
  • My Autobiography (Vietnamese high school student)
  • Resources
  • R30 Census 1982; US census 1980
  • Summer school
  • Atrocities of modern day pirates

 

Vol. 2, No. 19, Apr 1982

  • Autobiography (19 yr old Vietnamese refugee, 2 months after arrival)
  • Resources
  • Asian Job Resources project
  • Consumer project for the Indochinese
  • Statistics
  • Orderly Departure Program

 

Vol. 2, No. 18, Mar 1982

  • Influx predicted
  • Resources
  • Background: the Hmong
  • Yellow rain

 

Vol. 2, No. 17, Feb 1982

  • New Title VII class
  • Einstein refugee poster
  • Folsom Cordova count
  • Notebook: learning a second language
  • 1981 piracy statistics
  • Resources

 

Vol. 2, No. 16, Jan 1982

  • Happy New Year
  • Books bound for refugee camps
  • Notebook: teaching ESL to illiterate adults
  • When is a student bilingual (school law)
  • Resources
  • Pirates

 

Vol 2, No. 15, Dec 1981

  • Inservice (ESL training)
  • Testing reveals fast fluency
  • The Hmong of Laos
  • Respect for teachers
  • Cuts in funding

 

Vol. 2, No. 14, Nov 1981

  • Conference: A workshop on S.E. Asian Children in American Schools
  • 1981-82 refugee quotas; number left in refugee camps
  • Notebook: ESL and illiteracy
  • Be aware (tips for best service from law enforcement)
  • Resources
  • District enrollment of refugee students, Oct & Jan 1981


Vol. 2, No. 13, Oct 1981

  • Teachers
  • Summer institute
  • Resources
  • District bilingual programs
  • How many students?
  • Board considers reclassification criteria
  • New arrivals’ center (Rancho Cordova Elementary)
  • Conference (CSUS, Ted Britton)


Vol 1, No. 12, Jun 1981

  • Summer transition program
  • Thank you
  • A helping hand (how to volunteer)
  • Picking up the language
  • Notebook: The trauma of flight
  • Scare campaign (KKK graffiti at local apartment house)

 

Vol. 1, No. 11, May 1981

  • Workshop, Indochinese Mental Health
  • Summer transition program (Folsom Cordova USD)
  • Summer Vietnamese classes for staff
  • Personal: Saga written by Mills Jr High student

 

Vol. 1, No.10, Apr 22 1981

  • Refugee students in Sacramento
  • Federal funding
  • Tricks of the trade & resources
  • Should all our forms be translated into Chinese?
  • Available for checkout

 

Vol. 1, No. 9, Apr 1981

  • Counting language minority students
  • Indochinese refugee flows, 1981
  • Folsom Cordova trends, California trends
  • Resources


Vol. 1, No. 8, Mar 1981

  • Information on the Ethnic Chinese
  • Language Institute, CSUS
  • Indochinese Assistance Center
  • Pronunciation Contrasts in English
  • Resources
  • Safe Ashore at Last (Blake)
  • Essay (Cordova High student)

 

Vol. 1, No. 7, Feb 1981

  • Feds conduct census (refugee students)
  • Workshop: Pronunciation
  • Resources, IDEA Kit
  • The Odyssey of the Seven Trinhs (Wilde)
  • Notebook: Features of the Vietnamese language, part II

 

Vol. 1, No. 6, Jan 1981

  • What is a refugee?
  • 1980 U.S. Refugee Figures; Federal funding for refugee education
  • And still there are boat people
  • Indochinese Cultural Awareness Seminar
  • Resources & classroom tips
  • Notebook: Features of the Vietnamese language
  • Do refugees have to register for the draft?

 

Vol. 1, No. 5, Dec 1980

  • Volunteers needed
  • Folsom Cordova numbers
  • Cultural awareness workshop
  • SPICE
  • Refugee Forum meeting
  • Autobiography (Cordova High student)
  • Resources

 

Vol. 1, No. 4, Dec 1980

  • Tutorette
  • Bilingual staff
  • Resources
  • Indochinese phases (Carlin)
  • Legislation

 

Vol. 1, No. 3, Nov 1980

  • World Affairs Council of Northern California resources
  • Research cues
  • Resources
  • The Vietnamese
  • Indochinese Refugee Flows, Jan-Aug 1980

 

Vol. 1, No. 2, Nov 1980

  • Local news
  • Resources & services
  • Trends
  • Workshops
  • Legislation

 

Vol. 1, No.1, Oct 1980

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  • Who’s who?
  • Resources
  • How do you say it? (Names)
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