The Other Side of the Asian American Success Story / Edition 1

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Overview

"Every educational administrator and teacher should read and discuss this work. Walker-Moffat provides us with the tools to develop a keep sensitivity to the diverse needs ot students of Asian American cultures and to begin building a more believable learning environment that will include parents as well as their children."—Sylvia F. Fuller, principal, Charles Wright Elementary School, Merced, CaliforniaReveals the bitter contrast between the educational experiences of new Asian immigrant groups and the Asian American success myth and describes the well-intentioned but harmful practices that provide immigrants with a separate and unequal education. Points out the crucial connections between culture and learning and presents concrete ways in which schools can do a better job of educating all students by drawing on the resources of home and community.

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The author describes the well-intentioned but harmful practices that provide immigrants with a separate and unequal education; challenges prevailing motivation theories regarding academic success; and presents concrete ways schools can better educate students by drawing on the resources of home and community. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787901226
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/15/1995
  • Series: Education Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

WENDY WALKER-MOFFAT is an affiliated scholar in the Institute for Research on Women and GAnder at Stanford University and a lecturer on policy issues related to immigrants and refugees in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and for other international development and relief organizations.

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Table of Contents

1. The Asian American Academic Success Myth
2. The New Asian Americans
3. Educating Newcomers: Lessons from Two Districts
4. Culture and Learning
5. The Bilingual Education Controversy
6. The Promise of Family-Based Multicultural Education

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