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ERIC Number: EJ1154317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1946
The Costs of "Living the Dream" for Hmong Immigrants: The Impact of Subtractive Schooling on Family and Community
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Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v53 n5 p450-467 2017
In this article, I engage critical discourse analysis of in-depth, semistructured interviews with 4 Hmong community leaders to illumine their perspectives on the role of subtractive schooling in the struggles of Hmong students, parents, and the ethnic community as a whole. I reveal their understanding of the exclusionary practices of school that privilege dominant White culture and contribute to children's Hmong language loss, ignorance about the Hmong refugee experience and sacrifices of parents and elders, and disengagement from family cultural obligations. This study significantly contributes to the current research on subtractive schooling.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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