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ERIC Number: EJ951226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1003
A Commentary on Cultural Influences Impacting the Education of Korean American Adolescents
Jung, Adrian Woo; Stang, Kristin; Ferko, Doreen; Han, Shin-Il
American Secondary Education, v40 n1 p31-38 Fall 2011
Korean American adolescents may find themselves caught between traditional Korean culture and demands for Americanization. Subsequently this population of students and parents may have very distinct needs in our schools as they are a growing population of students. This commentary discusses important considerations for teachers and administrators working with Korean American adolescents. It also provides effective strategies and suggestions to teachers. Teachers should be cognizant of these specific cultural tendencies and may want to adjust their expectations for performance and behavior accordingly. Korean American adolescents in particular might benefit from social skills interventions that highlight cultural differences and the effects of being between conflicting value systems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A