Asian Americans in Class Charting the Achievement Gap among Korean American Youth

ISBN-10: 0807746932
ISBN-13: 9780807746936
Edition: 2006
Authors: Jamie Lew, Jean Anyon
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

This book challenges the model minority stereotype of Asian American students as a critical step toward educating all children well. Focusing on Korean American youth in New York City schools, Jamie Lew compares high-achieving students attending a competitive magnet high school with students who have dropped out of a neighborhood high school. She finds that class, race, social networks, parental strategies, and schooling resources all affect the aspirations and academic achievement of Asian American youth.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Matters of Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Schools: A Structural Analysis of Asian American Achievement
Post-1965 Asian Americans: Changing Demographics
Co-Ethnic Networks, Social Capital, and Class
School Context: Significance of Institutional Resources
Becoming American: Salience of Class, Race, and Ethnicity
Asian Americans as a Model Minority: Revisiting the Stereotype
Post-1965 Korean Americans: Nationwide and in New York City
Research Sites and Methods
Organization of the Book
Growing Up with Immigrant Parents: Parental Strategies and Co-Ethnic Networks
Magnet High's Korean American Students: Parental and Co-Ethnic Support
Parental Expectations: Education as a Long-Term Investment
Parental Strategies: Class, Social Capital, and Schooling Resources
Role of the Korean Church: Reinforcing Values of Education, Language, and Ethnic Ties
Schooling Information and Support
Korean American High School Dropouts: Alone and Isolated
Parental Expectations: Limitations of Co-Ethnic Support
Parental Strategies: Relying on Public Schools
Long-Term Investment in Education Versus Short-Term Income from Work: Reproduction of Social and Economic Inequality
Gaining Schooling Resources and Institutional Support: Peer Networks, Social Capital, and Identities
Magnet High's Korean American Students: Advancing Educational Opportunities
Academic High School Context: (Re)constructing Second-Generation Peer Networks
Accessing Schooling and Institutional Resources Through Second-Generation Peer Networks
Role of Second-Generation Peer Networks in Negotiating Parental Expectations and Identities
Becoming American: Class, Race, and Ethnicity
Education as a Racial Strategy
Korean American High School Dropouts: Overcoming Institutional Barriers
Poor, Isolated Urban High Schools: Limited Schooling and Guidance Support
Institutional Barriers to Accessing Schooling and Institutional Resources
Second-Generation Peer Networks: Resisting Failing Schools Through an Alternate Route
Becoming the "Other" Korean: Class, Race, and Ethnicity
Conclusion: Lessons from Korean American Communities
Implications for Education Policy
Salience of Race, Ethnicity, and Class
Future Research
References
Index
About the Author

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