ERIC Number: ED361446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Taking No Chances: Profile of a Chinese-American Family's Support for School Success.
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)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acculturation, Case Studies, Child Rearing, Chinese Americans, Cultural Differences, Elementary School Students, Family Characteristics, Immigrants, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Primary Education, Profiles, Social Adjustment, Student Adjustment
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Atlanta, GA, April 12-16, 1993).