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The social, psychological, and educational needs of Asian Pacific American youth often go unmet. This book, written by multicultural educators, social workers, psychologists, and others, challenges stereotypical beliefs and seeks to provide, basic knowledge and direction for working with this population, often labeled as "the model minority."
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Offers various theoretical frameworks for understanding culture and language diversity in Asian Pacific American (APA) young people, with sections on the cultural background of APA communities, sociocultural aspects of APA communities, aspects of schooling, and recommendations for teachers and other service providers. Includes a case study on a program to incorporate positive images of APA children on Sesame Street. Of interest to teachers, social workers, school psychologists, and policy makers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791438404
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 3/8/2004
  • Series: SUNY Series in the Social Context of Education
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents



Enrique (Henry) T. Trueba

The Quest for Concepts, Competence, and Connections: The Education of Asian Pacific American Children

Valerie Ooka Pang and Li-Rong Lilly Cheng

Part I. General Background Information

1. Who Are Chinese American, Japanese American, and Korean American Children? Cultural Profiles

Brian R. Leung

2. Filipino American Students:
Actively Carving a Sense of Identity

Penelope V. Flores

3. Behind the Smiles: The True Heart of Southeast Asian American Children

MyLuong T. Tran

Part II. Critical Issues in the Development of Asian Pacific American Children

4. Becoming American: Coping Strategies of Asian Pacific American Children

Russell L. Young

5. Mental Health Issues Concerning Asian Pacific American Children

Chi-Ah Chun and Stanley Sue

6. Characteristics of Southeast Asian Delinquents:
Toward an Understanding

Kenji Ima and Jean Nidorf

7. Beyond Multiculturalism:
Cultural Translators Make It Happen

Li-Rong Lilly Cheng

Part III. Schooling and Asian Pacific American Children

8. The Linda Vista Elementary Story:
Where Diversity Is the Mainstream

Adel Nadeau

9. Asian American and Pacific Islander American Families with Disabilities: A Current View

Addison Watanabe

10. The Legacy: Creating a Knowledge Base on Filipino Americans

Fred Cordova

11. Language Assessment and Instructional Strategies for Limited English Proficient Asian and Pacific Islander American Children

Li-Rong Lilly Cheng

12. Meeting the Instructional Needs of Chinese American and Asian English Language Development and At-Risk Students

Grace Fung

13. Educating Asian Newcomer Secondary Students:
Four Case Studies of Schools

Kenji Ima

Part IV. Recommendations

14. "We Could Shape It": Organizing for Asian Pacific American Student Empowerment

Peter Nien-chu Kiang

15. Educating the Whole Child: Implications for Teachers

Valerie Ooka Pang

Appendix: Creating Positive Asian American Images on Sesame Street

Valeria Lovelace


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