New Perspectives on Asian American Parents, Students, and Teacher Recruitment

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Clara C. Park, Russell Endo, Xue Lan Rong
IAP, Information Age Pub., 2009 - Social Science - 222 pages
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A volume in Research on the Education of Asian Pacific Americans Series Editors Clara C. Park, California State University, Northridge, Russell Endo, University of Colorado, and Xue Lan Rong, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Sponsored by SIG-Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans of the American Educational Research Association and National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education) This research anthology is the fifth volume in a series sponsored by the Special Interest Group - Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans (SIG - REAPA) of the American Educational Research Association and National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education. This series explores and examines the patterns of Asian parents' involvement in the education of their children, as well as the direct and indirect effects on children's academic achievement; Asian American children's literacy development and learning strategies; Asian American teachers' motivation to enter teaching profession, and strategies to recruit and retain them; the "model minority stereotype" of Asian American students and their socio-emotional development; campus climate and perceived racism toward Asian American college students, etc. This series blends the work of well established Asian American scholars with the voices of emerging researchers and examines in close detail important issues in Asian American education, parental involvement, and teacher recruitment. Scholars and educational practitioners will find this book to be an invaluable and enlightening resource.

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About the author (2009)

CLARA C. PARK is Associate Professor of Education, California State University, Northridge.

Xue Lan Rong, a professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is a first-generation immigrant whose native language is Chinese. As a classroom teacher, teacher educator, and educational sociologist, she has more than 25 years of teaching experience in public schools at various levels in the United States and China. She obtained her research experience via sociological, demographic, and pedagogical training. She has continually published in major sociological and educational journals and presented at national conferences on the topics of generation, race and ethnicity, national origins, gender, social class, and educational attainment and achievement of immigrant children since 1988, when she finished a dissertation on immigration and education at the University of Georgia.

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