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ERIC Number: ED181095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
School Teacher's Perception of Child-Rearing by the Chinese.
Yao, Esther Lee
This study compares teachers' perceptions of Chinese American child rearing practices with the perceptions of Chinese American parents. The sample populations consisted of teachers from the Houston area and Chinese immigrant parents from Los Angeles and Houston. A questionnaire solicited opinions on five topics: (1) whether American child rearing practices are better than Chinese; (2) whether Chinese American parents tend to be liberal or authoritarian; (3) whether Chinese American children should be completely Americanized; (4) whether Chinese American children perceive that their parents have high academic expectations; and (5) whether Chinese American parents should tell their children about Chinese customs. Results showed that both groups did not perceive American child rearing practices to be superior to Chinese practices. Chinese parents perceived themselves to be more liberal, less apt to expect academic achievement, and less willing to teach their children about Chinese culture than teachers perceived Chinese parents to be. Teachers who had been enrolled in multicultural courses tended to have a greater understanding of Chinese child rearing practices than did teachers who had not been exposed to the multicultural viewpoint. (Author/BE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Association for Asian American and Pacific Education Conference (San Francisco, CA, April 25-27, 1979); Not available in paper copy due to reproducibility factors