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The Resource High school of American dreams, produced by Freke Vuijst and Tana Ross, Green Room Productions, (electronic resource)

High school of American dreams, produced by Freke Vuijst and Tana Ross, Green Room Productions, (electronic resource)

Label
High school of American dreams
Title
High school of American dreams
Statement of responsibility
produced by Freke Vuijst and Tana Ross, Green Room Productions
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This high-spirited film brings us to the International High School, a public high school in New York City where recent immigrants from 43 countries create the most multicultural classroom imaginable. Besides the standard curriculum, much of their time is spent mastering the new language and exploring their relationship to their new society and to one another. The teachers and the principal are sensitive to the conflicts students face between clinging to their cultural roots and assimilating. Although students often gravitate to others from a similar culture, they learn at the school to respect one another's differences. School is a very open environment, with free-wheeling discussions on all aspects of their lives. Innovative teaching methods are encouraged. Discovering that standard English instruction (ESL) bored the kids, a teacher turned the class into a comparative linguistics lab. He had them examine the structure of their own languages, using that as a base to learn the new language. High School of American Dreams shows how cultural and racial differences can be reconciled within the educational system by facilitating communication and channeling youthful enthusiasm
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ross, Tana
  • Vujist, Freke
  • Green Room Productions
Runtime
30
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • International High School (New York, N.Y.)
  • Cultural pluralism
Target audience
general
Label
High school of American dreams, produced by Freke Vuijst and Tana Ross, Green Room Productions, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1646838
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646838/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (30 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210008
  • (OCoLC)747797754
Video recording format
other
Label
High school of American dreams, produced by Freke Vuijst and Tana Ross, Green Room Productions, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1646838
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646838/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (30 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210008
  • (OCoLC)747797754
Video recording format
other

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