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ERIC Number: ED407622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Pages: 28
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Psychoeducational Interventions with Southeast Asian Students: An Ecological Approach.
Liu, Theresa C.; Li, Chieh
Since the Indochinese War ended in 1975, over one million Southeast Asians have entered the United States as refugees. School psychologists, counselors, and other professionals may utilize the ecological approach in order to more effectively serve this population. The ecological approach allows more accurate assessment of the student's psychological functioning and a broader understanding of crucial issues affecting the student. family. The student's functioning is evaluated within the context of his/her mesosystem (immediate family, extended family, neighborhood, school, and other networks), macrosystem (community or culture), and exosystems (society/social structures). Cultural conflicts in any of these systems affect the student. Counselors must take into account between-group differences, within-group differences, gender differences, and class differences. Factors such as Southeast Asians' strong ideas concerning education and acculturation mean that an understanding of these various contexts can be used to develop psychoeducational interventions that address the different levels of the system. A case study is presented to illustrate how a school psychologist uses the ecological model. (Contains 34 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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