ERIC Number: EJ605844
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
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Asian American Resistance to Selecting Teaching as a Career: The Power of Community and Tradition.
Gordon, June A.
Teachers College Record, v102 n1 p173-96 Feb 2000
Examined Asian Americans' resistance to becoming teachers. Interviews with Asian American student teachers, and interviews by those students with Asian American citizens, highlighted: intense pressure from parents to strive for certain positions; sense of personal inadequacy related to Chinese cultural standards about teaching; fear of working outside a comfort zone; and viewing race-matched teaching as neither valuable nor necessary. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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