Unraveling the "model minority" stereotype: listening to Asian American youth

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Teachers College Press, Apr 30, 2009 - Education - 164 pages
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The second edition of Unraveling the "Model Minority" Stereotype: Listening to Asian American Youth extends Stacey Lee's groundbreaking research on the educational experiences and achievement of Asian American youth. Lee provides a comprehensive update of social science research to reveal the ways in which the larger structures of race and class play out in the lives of Asian American high school students, especially regarding presumptions that the educational experiences of Koreans, Chinese, and Hmong youth are all largely the same. In her detailed and probing ethnography, Lee presents the experiences of these students in their own words, providing an authentic insider perspective on identity and interethnic relations in an often misunderstood American community. This second edition is essential reading for anyone interested in Asian American youth and their experiences in U.S. schools. Book jacket.

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Review: Unraveling the "Model Minority" Stereotype: Listening to Asian American Youth

User Review  - Tyler Sullivan - Goodreads

Interesting look at how Asian students feel about being labeled the 'Model Minority' and the pressure that goes along with that label. The idea projects an image of hard working students who dress and act more like their white counterparts than do other minority students. Read full review

Review: Unraveling the "Model Minority" Stereotype: Listening to Asian American Youth

User Review  - Owen - Goodreads

if I remember correctly, a pretty average treatment of the topic based on interviews at one high school Read full review

Contents

The Model Minority Stereotype
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Whats in a Name?
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Academic Achievement Among Asian Americans
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Copyright

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