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Jiang, Shanshan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2021
In predominantly white universities in the United States, international students are frequently exposed to racism, xenophobia, and other forms of exclusion. This ethnographic research examines how students from China's Pearl River Delta negotiate a predominantly white Midwestern university in an era of reenergized racism and nationalism. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Institutional Characteristics, Racial Bias, Stranger Reactions
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Hansen Edwards, Jette G.; Zampini, Mary L.; Cunningham, Caitlin – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This study examines language attitudes towards different varieties of English through listener judgments of speaker and speech traits; in addition, the study explores the relationship of these judgments to the intelligibility, as well as the perceived accentedness and comprehensibility, of varieties of Asian English and General American English.…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Asians, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Li, Xiaolan – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Asian Americans have been recognized as the "model minority" in the United States since the 1960s. Students from Asian countries are winning in international competitions, especially in science and mathematics. Modern Western scholars working within the constructivist learning theory advocate malleable intelligence and effort, which…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Asian Culture, High School Students, Physical Sciences
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Chen, Meiren; Bang, Hyeyoung – Journal of International Students, 2020
In this study we used grounded theory framework to explore how preparation for studying abroad affects the academic success of East Asian undergraduate students in U.S. universities. Based on interviews with 12 participants from China, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan, we found that knowledge of English language and American culture, which is…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
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Liu, Ping – International Education, 2008
At the elementary school level, two studies (Eicher, Piersma, & Wood, 1975; Liu 2004) were conducted to investigate school children's knowledge, perceptions, and understanding about China. Findings from these studies implied that the U.S. children's knowledge of China was predominantly related to their exposure to Chinatown or Chinese…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Asian American Students
Cross, Tracy L., Ed.; Coleman, Laurence J., Ed.; Cross, Jennifer Riedl, Ed. – Prufrock Press Inc, 2012
The field associated with educating students with gifts and talents has grappled for years with issues associated with locating and appropriately serving diverse students. As our schools have become more diverse, educators have struggled to effectively deal with the diversity of student backgrounds. Consequently, diversity among the gifted child…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Asian American Students, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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Craig, Cheryl J.; Zou, Yali; Poimbeauf, Rita – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2014
This article maps how narrative inquiry--the use of story to study human experience--has been employed as both method and form to capture cross-cultural learning associated with Western doctoral students' travel study to eastern destinations. While others were the first to employ this method in the travel study domain, we are the first to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, Inquiry, Cross Cultural Studies
Newsweek, 1984
Reviews achievements of Asian Americans in higher education, the importance of family in the drive to succeed, attitudes toward education, Asian American predominance in technical fields, and some stereotypes about Asian Americans. Also discusses comparative studies of Asian and American newborns and Asian and American childrearing. (CMG)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acculturation, Asian Americans, Career Choice
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Johnston, Kristen E.; Swim, Janet K.; Saltsman, Brian M.; Deater-Deckard, Kirby; Petrill, Stephen A. – Family Relations, 2007
This study examined maternal and child predictors of White mothers' cultural socialization/pluralism and preparation for bias of Chinese and Korean adopted children in families participating in the Northeast-Northwest Collaborative Adoption Project. Mother's psychological connection to Asian Americans, but not White identity, and children's age…
Descriptors: Socialization, Mothers, Asian Americans, Adoption
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
Every time Dr. Larry Shinagawa teaches his "Introduction to Asian American Studies" course at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park, he finds that 10 to 20 percent of his students are adoptees. Among other things, they hunger to better comprehend the social and political circumstances overseas leading to their adoption. In…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Foreign Countries, Adoption, Asian Americans
Cummings, Alexandra – Online Submission, 2008
Traditional Chinese proverbs such as: "The sea of learning knows no bounds; only through diligence may its shore be reached" and "If you don't succeed, try again." (p. 296) illustrate that educational success in the Asian culture is viewed as the result of a single notion--"hard work". This paper will examine how this…
Descriptors: Asian Culture, Educational Objectives, Memorization, Educational Environment
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Wee, Bryan – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
Children's everyday ideas form critical foundations for science learning yet little research has been conducted to understand and legitimize these ideas, particularly from an international perspective. This paper explores children's everyday ideas about the environment across the US, Singapore and China to understand what they reveal about…
Descriptors: Science Tests, Science Education, Asian Americans, Foreign Countries
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Tang, Mei – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2002
This study of Asian American, Caucasian American, and Chinese college students examined the relationship between participants' career choices and parental influence. Results showed that Asian American and Chinese college students were more likely than were Caucasian American students to choose Investigative occupation types (J.L. Holland, 1985)…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Career Choice, College Students, Cultural Influences
Castro, Marjorie E. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2008
Chinese and American exchanges introduced a Westchester County school district to a different culture and sharpened their view of their own educational experience. Through the forward thinking of Andy Spano, the county executive, and Daisy Yau, the director of Asian-American affairs and business development for the county, Westchester County had…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Counties
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Lam, Wan Shun Eva – Reading Research Quarterly, 2009
Through an in-depth case study of the instant messaging practices of an adolescent girl who had migrated to the United States from China, this qualitative investigation examines the development of multiliteracies in the context of transnational migration and new media of communication. Data consisted of screen recordings of the youth's digital…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Migration
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