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ERIC Number: EJ782073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 43
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 83
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Strategic Transformation: Cultural and Gender Identity Negotiation in First-Generation Vietnamese Youth
Stritikus, Tom; Nguyen, Diem
American Educational Research Journal, v44 n4 p853-895 2007
This article explores the various ways in which recent Vietnamese immigrant students form cultural and gender identities as they transition to U.S. schooling. Using data from a 2-year qualitative study that tracked the social and academic adjustment processes of recent Vietnamese immigrant youth, this article examines the tensions that students struggle with as they bring their own values and practices into the school site. The findings suggest that gender functions as a complex social category for recent immigrants that shifts across social contexts. The authors argue that accounting for a full picture of gender identity more accurately captures the manner in which recent immigrant students adapt to U.S. schooling. (Contains 3 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington