ERIC Number: ED332512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
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A Discussion of "Presenting Problems" in Counseling Indochinese Refugee Adolescents Enroute to the U.S.
Ronk, Donald E.
Formal guidance and counseling cases have been opened on 397 Indochinese adolescents between 11.5 and 16.5 years of age since mid-1987 as they passed through the Philippines for 18 weeks of training in English as a Second Language, U.S. culture, and mathematics, preparatory to entering the United States and U.S. secondary schools. Demographic data indicate that discipline issues at the training school, particularly for Vietnamese Amerasian males, are primary reasons for referral and case openings. Advancing age, psychosexual maturing, sex, and location of the last residence before arrival in the Philippines are significant factors in referrals for counseling. Vietnamese Amerasians figure prominently in all data that predict adjustment difficulties in U.S. secondary schools, especially for males. The report includes data tables drawn from case records. (MSE)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adolescents, Age Differences, Asian Americans, Counseling Services, English (Second Language), Females, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Individual Development, Indochinese, Males, Mathematics Instruction, Referral, Refugees, Secondary Education, Sexuality, Student Adjustment, Vietnamese People
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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