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ERIC Number: EJ1121439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2194-654X
Voices of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Parents: The Case of Korean-American Parents
Koh, Myung-Sook; Shin, Sunwoo; Reeves, Kay C.
Multicultural Learning and Teaching, v10 n1 p7-30 Mar 2015
The purpose of this study is to investigate attitudes and perspectives of Korean immigrant parents in rearing and educating their children in the United States. One hundred nineteen Korean parents from three cities in the United States were surveyed using the Korean Parent Questionnaire. The responses of the questionnaire were analyzed using Chi-square test, one-way ANOVA, and content analysis. Major findings of this study were (1) Korean parents' limited English skills prevented them from communicating effectively with their children's school personnel or getting actively involved in their children's schooling, (2) the parents believe that rearing a child in America had its benefits, and (3) the parents spoke only Korean in the home and did not become immersed in the American culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee (Memphis); Indiana; New York
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