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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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.
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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: 0.682
Language: English

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
About the Author
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