ERIC Number: ED182040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Transplanted Chinese Children.
Sung, Betty Lee
The purpose of this study is to find out what happens in the lives of Chinese immigrant children and youth when they come from the Orient to the United States. The study, confined to New York City immigrants, presents a brief historical background, describes the immigrant experience of family, school and neighborhood, identifies problem areas such as bilingual education, bicultural conflict and gangs, and outlines support systems such as after-school programs and peer groups. The immigrant experience of changing status and roles and social and psychological adjustment are also investigated. Information was obtained from school records and through home visits, participant observation and a survey questionnaire. Findings are summarized at the end of each of 11 chapters. It is concluded that the children in general are doing well academically and exhibit few behavioral problems. The Chinese family is altered by life in the United States; particularly, parental absence is a common feature of the new life. Ethnic community structures and institutions are not equipped to handle the large number of recent immigrants. Policy recommendations are offered. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), After School Programs, Bilingual Education, Children, Chinese Americans, Chinese Culture, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Culture Conflict, Educational Experience, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Family (Sociological Unit), Immigrants, Juvenile Gangs, Peer Groups, Residential Patterns, Social Experience, Social Integration, Youth
Betty Lee Sung, 41-08 243rd Street, Douglaston, NY 11363 ($7.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. City Coll. Dept. of Asian Studies.