ERIC Number: ED328031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Recruitment and Retention of Minority Trainees in University Affiliated Programs. Asian-Americans.
Keiter, John J.
This monograph analyzes the recruitment and retention of Asian Americans in University Affiliated Programs (UAP), which train personnel for the provision of health, education, and social services to people with developmental disabilities. It is designed to assist UAP faculty and staff at each UAP to develop a comprehensive plan to increase the participation of minority faculty and trainees, specifically South-East Asians (SEAs) who entered the United States since 1975 from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. The monograph discusses cultural identifiers and terms of reference, gives a historical overview of the SEA population, and provides information on the following topics: demographics of the SEA-American population (including numbers of refugees arriving by year, cultural grouping, and birth rate); educational experiences of SEA- American students (including exposure to education prior to coming to the United States, cultural values, and college enrollment); health issues (including culturally influenced health behaviors and health care service utilization); and general characteristics of the SEA-American population (including non-assertiveness, embarrassment at receiving praise, "loss of face," diet, religion, community leadership, and family). An exemplary recruitment and retention approach is outlined, with eight main components such as outreach to SEA-American community leaders and financial, educational, and social supports for college students. Three exemplary programs are described. (16 references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Cambodians, Cultural Background, Developmental Disabilities, Health, Higher Education, Human Services, Individual Characteristics, Labor Turnover, Laotians, Minority Groups, Models, Professional Education, Program Development, Student Experience, Student Recruitment, Vietnamese People
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Identifiers: University Affiliated Training Programs
Note: A product of the Waisman Center University Affiliated Program. For related documents, see EC 233 246-248.