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ERIC Number: EJ786845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 33
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
Beyond Black and White: The Model Minority Myth and the Invisibility of Asian American Students
Wing, Jean Yonemura
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v39 n4 p455-487 Nov 2007
This study of diverse Asian American students at a racially integrated public high school illustrates that the achievement gap is a multi-racial problem that cannot be well understood solely in terms of the trajectories of Black and white students. Asian American students demonstrated a high academic profile on average, but faced difficulties and failure in ways rendered invisible by widespread acceptance of the "Model Minority Myth," which says that Asians comprise the racial minority group that has "made it" in America through hard work and education, and therefore serve as a model for other racial minorities to follow. Findings point to policy implications for teachers, counselors, school staff, social services and government.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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