ERIC Number: EJ891407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Development of a Culturally Specific Career Exploration Group for Urban Chinese Immigrant Youth
Shea, Munyi; Ma, Pei-Wen Winnie; Yeh, Christine J.
Career Development Quarterly, v56 n1 p62-73 Sep 2007
A rapid increase in the number of Chinese immigrants and the specific challenges faced by low-income Chinese immigrant youth attending urban schools warrant culturally sensitive school-based interventions and services. However, research and services are limited for this population because of cultural biases in traditional career theories and the "model minority" myth suggesting that Asian students are excelling. The authors developed and implemented a culturally specific career exploration group for low-income Chinese immigrant youth to address their career concerns with respect to multiple social and cultural factors and to provide social support. Implications for future program development and research are provided.
Descriptors: Asians, Immigrants, High School Students, Low Income Groups, Career Exploration, Urban Schools, Cultural Relevance, Career Counseling, Counseling Services
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York