ERIC Number: EJ1027858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Ready or Not: The Academic College Readiness of Southeast Asian Americans
Her, Chia S.
Multicultural Perspectives, v16 n1 p35-42 2014
The educational experiences of Southeast Asian Americans, particularly Cambodian Americans, Hmong Americans, Laotian Americans, and Vietnamese Americans, are characterized by numerous challenges, which can be attributed to their migration history, socioeconomic status, and English proficiency. By the end of 11th grade, a high percentage of Southeast Asian American students are not college ready. The educational challenges of Southeast Asian Americans have been overshadowed by the model minority stereotype. Educational policies targeting issues affecting the education of Southeast Asian Americans and teacher preparations that focus on getting Southeast Asian American students to be college ready could help change the educational story of this population.
Descriptors: College Preparation, Stereotypes, Asian American Students, Teacher Education, Immigration, Socioeconomic Status, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Minorities, Educational Experience, Educational Policy, Poverty, Educational Attainment, Misconceptions, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Culturally Relevant Education, Bilingual Education, College Readiness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California
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