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ERIC Number: ED355784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 13
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Asian American Education and the National Education Goals.
Tsang, Sau-Lim
As part of a symposium on issues related to diversity and American education reform in the context of Goal 3 of the National Education Goals, this paper summarizes the general educational achievement of Asian American students (excluding Pacific Islanders). The diversity of the group is discussed and it is noted that simple generalizations do not provide information on the large number of low achievers and their needs for better and more appropriate instructional programs. Data are presented to show that recent immigrant students in U.S. secondary schools are making slower progress in English than other groups, in spite of comparatively high achievement in mathematics. Three factors affecting Asian American students' academic achievement are discussed: immigration and refugee policy, time spent on learning, and sensitivity to job openings under conditions of equal employment opportunity. The following questions are raised: (1) Who are the Asian American students meeting and not meeting the mathematics competencies and what accounts for the differences? (2) If many Asian Americans are not doing well in American schools, is there anything wrong with the schools? (3) What happens to the large number of Asian American students in higher education? and (4) How do Asian Americans perform when compared to students in other countries? Contains 12 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Language: English
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