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Meeting to Discuss Korean Americans

January 30, 1998|EDWARD M. YOON

Understanding Korean American students and their cultural background will be discussed at a meeting Monday at Chatsworth High School.

Suzie K. Oh, principal at 3rd Street Elementary School, will talk to Chatsworth High School faculty and community members about educational and social situations faced by many Korean American students.

"I'll be talking about what teachers can do to better understand the backgrounds of Korean American students in order to facilitate effective teaching and powerful learning," Oh said.

The luncheon meeting, sponsored by the Chatsworth High School Korean American Parent Assn. and the Pacoima-based Valley Korean American Parent Assn., is free and open to the public.

"It's a way to promote understanding for those who have Korean American neighbors," Oh said.

"It's a public meeting, so we welcome not just Korean Americans, but anyone in the Valley who wants to come out and listen to another aspect of culture," said Stephen Kim, treasurer of the Valley Korean American Parent Assn.

Since its inception in 1989, the Valley Korean American Parent Assn., an umbrella group of the Chatsworth organization, has served as a bridge between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Korean American community, said Kim.

The Chatsworth High School Korean American Parent Assn. was formed five years ago to meet the needs of the school's growing Korean American student population, which currently numbers more than 100, Kim said.

Monday's meeting will run from 10 a.m. to noon in the library of the school, 10027 Lurline Ave. in Chatsworth.

Following the presentation, a free Korean barbecue buffet will be served until 1:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Kay Lee, Chatsworth High School Korean Parent Assn. chairwoman, at (818) 709-5084.

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