ERIC Number: ED439180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Straddling Two Social Worlds: The Experience of Vietnamese Refugee Children in the United States. Urban Diversity Series No. 111.
Zhou, Min; Bankston, Carl L., III
This monograph examines the current state of Vietnamese America, summarizing research findings on Vietnamese children, both those who are native born and those born in Vietnam and raised in the United States. It provides insight into the unique experience of these children in order to help educators, administrators, and social workers deal effectively with their problems and encourage achievement. Section 1, "Displacement: Leaving Vietnam and Arriving in America," discusses "The Vietnam War,""The Refugee Exodus,""Transition: The Refugee Camps,""Government Policies and the Beginning of Vietnamese America," and "Exile, Limbo, and New Life in America." Section 2, "Resettlement: Facing Challenges in the New Land," discusses "Premigration Characteristics of Vietnamese Refugees,""Refugee-Receiving Neighborhoods,""Schools,""The Current State of Vietnamese American Youth," and "Implications for Segmented Assimilation." Section 3, "Social Capital Formation: The Rebuilding of the Family and the Ethnic Community," discusses "The Traditional Vietnamese Family and the American Environment,""Family Values and Morality in Social Relations," and "The System of Multiple Social Integration." Section 4, "Acculturation and its Variants: Key Aspects of School Adaptation," focuses on "Language,""Bicultural Conflicts between Home and School,""Gender Roles," and "Ethnic Involvement." A concluding section discusses "Practical Implications and Recommendations." (Contains 115 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acculturation, Asian Americans, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Minorities, Refugees, Sex Role, Social Capital, Students, Vietnam War, Vietnamese People
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