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ERIC Number: EJ814240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
School Racial Composition and Academic Achievement: The Case of Hmong LEP Students in the USA
Lee, Moosung; Madyun, Na'im
Educational Studies, v34 n4 p319-331 Oct 2008
The existence of the achievement gap is more than just a black-white issue; contrary to stereotypes, it is a concern within Asian homes. Hmong students underachieve in comparison with many East Asian students. Traditional cultural practices and poverty have been identified as explanatory factors. Our data suggest that a more critical factor might be within-school segregation. Utilising a racial exposure statistic, it was found that the more diverse a school became, the higher the achievement of Hmong limited English proficient (LEP) students. This study provides theoretical explanations for this finding and implications for Hmong student achievement. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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