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ERIC Number: ED361446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Taking No Chances: Profile of a Chinese-American Family's Support for School Success.
Siu, Sau-Fong
The case study of how one Chinese-American family enhances the school success of their children is presented. The study is part of a 5-year project on how families from different ethnic backgrounds promote academic achievement. Information has been collected on nine Chinese-American families, but only one is the focus of this report. Information on the family was gathered through a background questionnaire, open-ended interviews, and observation of parent-child interactions. The working class immigrant Chinese-American subject family has only one child, and has managed to socialize their first-grade son to be sociable, talkative, and curious, as well as compliant, attentive, and polite. The ways the family has accomplished this, while exposing the child to a Chinese environment and an English-speaking environment, are explored. Hypotheses generated from the analysis of data from this family and the other families will eventually be tested with a larger Chinese-American population. (Contains 31 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center on Families, Communities, Schools, and Children's Learning.; Wheelock Coll., Boston, MA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Atlanta, GA, April 12-16, 1993).