ERIC Number: EJ468077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Education, Gender, and Generational Conflict among Khmer Refugees.
Smith-Hefner, Nancy J.
Anthropology and Education Quarterly, v24 n2 p135-58 Jun 1993
Explores in-group variation in minority educational achievement by studying why a disproportionately high number of young Khmer women drop out of school in the United States. An ethnographic study (over 125 interviews) in metropolitan Boston (Massachusetts) demonstrates the importance of understanding cultural and social-historical influences on Khmer educational achievement. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acculturation, Age Differences, Asian Americans, Cambodians, Dropouts, Ethnic Groups, Ethnography, Females, Generation Gap, Immigrants, Minority Groups, Racial Identification, Refugees, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Sex Differences, Social Problems, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)