ERIC Number: ED298708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Cultural and Acculturational Commonalities and Diversities among Asian Americans: Identification and Programming Considerations.
Leung, Esther K.
The paper, originally given at a 1986 Ethnic and Multicultural Symposium, attempts to provide a practical frame of reference for understanding and appreciating the similarities and differences among Asian Americans. Discussed are immigration and settlement history as well as acculturation (types of acculturation and factors influencing acculturation). The current cultural and socioeconomic status of Asian Americans is noted. Commonalities in the areas of experiential background and minority status, world views, values, beliefs, lifestyles, traditions, and customs are identified. These characteristics are related to improved special education identification, programming, and family involvement. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Schools and the Culturally Diverse Exceptional Student: Promising Practices and Future Directions; see EC 210 633. Paper presented at the Ethnic and Multicultural Symposia (Dallas, TX, 1986).