ERIC Number: ED400077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Questions & Answers: What Research Says about the Education of Chinese American Children.
Recognizing the challenge of building family-school-community partnerships and the variety of ways that families within one ethnic group can be involved in their children's education, this publication summarizes research findings about Chinese American young children and their families and suggests strategies that can be pursued by families and educators to build a more fruitful partnership to promote Chinese American children's success in school. Topics covered, using a question-answer format, include: (1) major research findings that teachers and administrators should know; (2) the diversity present among Chinese American families, especially between those who have completed all their education in American schools, those who completed part of their education overseas, and immigrant parents who completed all their education overseas; (3) parents' views on education, schools, and teachers; (4) characteristics of successful children; (5) the distinction between Chinese traditional reverence for teachers and schools and current complaints about American schools; (6) Chinese American parents who do not seem to care about their children's education; (7) ways Chinese American parents support their children's education at home; (8) suggestions for building strong partnerships between educators and Chinese American parents, especially recognizing the diversity of Chinese Americans, the need to encourage extended family involvement, and the need to better understand the concept of "training" in Chinese childrearing philosophy and how it differs from authoritarianism; (9) findings about teachers of particular interest to Chinese American parents; and (10) suggestions for Chinese American parents who want to support their child's schooling. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Asian American Students, Chinese Americans, Chinese Culture, Cultural Influences, Extended Family, Family Characteristics, Family (Sociological Unit), Immigrants, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Primary Education, Teacher Attitudes, Young Children
Center on Families, Communities, Schools and Children's Learning, Johns Hopkins University, 3505 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
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.