Unraveling the "model Minority" Stereotype: Listening to Asian American Youth

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Teachers College Press, 2009 - Education - 164 pages
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This book set in motion much-needed interest in the model minority myth as a topic vital to understanding the educational achievement of Asian American youth. In this update to her groundbreaking work, Stacey Lee explores the continuing significance of the model minority stereotype in the wake of legislation that has dramatically altered the landscape of education. In an expanded introduction and conclusion, Lee looks at recent research to uncover the ways in which the larger structures of race and class play out in the lives of Asian American high school students. The text presents the experiences of these students in their own words, providing a uniquely authentic inside perspective on identity and interethnic relations in an American community. This second edition is essential reading for anyone interested in Asian American youth and their experience in U.S. schools.

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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
1
Whats in a Name?
26
Academic Achievement Among Asian Americans
61
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Stacey J. Lee is Professor of Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and author of Up Against Whiteness: Race, School, and Immigrant Youth.

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