ERIC Number: ED332511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
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Educational Disadvantages of Vietnamese Amerasians in Comparison to Vietnamese Peers Enroute to the United States.
Ronk, Donald E.
A study investigated the educational background of Vietnamese Amerasians and their Vietnamese peers in the Philippine Refugee Processing Center. Results indicate that Amerasians have significantly less education and a higher illiteracy rate than their peers, while half-siblings of Amerasians do not differ significantly in schooling from youth not related to Amerasians, suggesting that at some point, educational discrimination occurs for Amerasians. Afro-Amerasians had significantly less schooling and higher illiteracy than any peer group, also suggesting discrimination in education. Male Amerasians had a higher illiteracy rate than females in this cohort, while male Afro-Amerasians have more schooling than female Afro-Amerasians. It is concluded that Amerasians have suffered educational and personal disadvantage, often severe, and are more likely to have more difficulty entering mainstream life in the United States than others. They are in great need of special educational assistance. Of all groups, Afro-Amerasians have the greatest need for educational, psychological, and social assistance. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: African Americans; Afro Amerasians; Philippine Refugee Processing Center