Myth Or Reality?: Adaptive Strategies Of Asian Americans In California


First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Myth Or Reality?: Adaptive Strategies Of Asian Americans In California

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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750700726
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/1/1992
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Tables and Maps
Ch. 1 Theoretical Perspectives: America's Most Recent Immigrants 1
Adjustment to Mainstream Culture 1
Pioneers in Educational Anthropology 3
Castelike Minorities in Schools 6
Intelligence and Acculturation 14
School as a Mirror of Society 16
Reflections on Theory and Practice 17
Ch. 2 Asian Diversity and the Challenges Faced by Newcomers 19
Pacific Islanders 19
Southeast and East Asians 25
Culture and Academic Achievement 38
Ch. 3 Academic Achievement of Asian Minorities 60
The Role of Home Languages in Academic Success 61
English Language Proficiency 62
English as a Second Language 64
Asian and Pacific Islanders in Post-Secondary Schools 68
Socioeconomic Status 70
Concluding Comparative Reflections 75
Ch. 4 Conflict and Adaptation: Child, Family and Community 82
Choices in Acculturation 83
The 'Killing Field' Experience 84
Group Identity vs. Marginality 85
Cultural Conflicts 86
Cultural Maintenance and Communication 87
Well-roundedness 89
Family Context: Parents Pursuing the American Dream 91
Auxiliary Education 93
School after School 95
Bridging Cultural Gaps in Learning Approaches 96
Coping with Daily Survival: Preliteracy and Illiteracy 98
Community Resources: The Chinese Community 102
Traditional Social Support: Friends, Family 105
Changes in Support and Community Issues 109
American Institutional Support: School Community and Family 111
The Stockton School Massacre 113
Ch. 5 Asian Minorities at Risk: Education, Delinquency and Labor Force 115
Historical Context of Southeast Asian Migrations 116
The Case Study of Som 120
Characteristics of At-Risk Asian Groups 123
The Role of Teachers in Preventing Delinquency 126
Consequences of Inadequate Education 128
Access to Resources Within the School and Community 132
High Technology Education 133
Future Labor Force Supply 135
Ch. 6 Equity Issues and Recommendations 137
Recommendations for Teachers 139
Recommendations for Parents 152
Ch. 7 Analysis and Implications of Research on Minority Student Empowerment 157
Socially-based Learning Theories and their Application 158
Ethnography and Empowerment 161
References 175
Index 187
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