The Early Years: A Reader

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Education - 264 pages
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Provides insights into important Asian American concerns, The fastest growing segment of the U.S. population since the mid-1960s, Asian Americans encompass Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Asian Indians, Pakistanis, Sri Lankans, Bangladeshis, Vietnamese, Lao, Hmong, Cambodians, Iu-Mien, and others. Their remarkably diverse ethnic, social, historical, and religious backgrounds and experiences enrich the cultural fabric of the United States. The study of Asian Americans offers many insights on such issues as immigration, refugee policy, transnationalism, return migration, cultural citizenship, ethnic communities, community building, identity and group formation, panethnicity, race relations, gender and class, entrepreneurship, employment, representation, politics, adaptation, and acculturation
Features multidisciplinary perspectives, This collection of articles presents contemporary research that examines such issues as the growing political power of Asian Americans, the empowerment of emigrant women, the rise of youth gangs, relations between ethnic groups, the migration of highly educated Asians, and other important subjects. The writings are drawn from a wide variety of disciplines to provide a broad but informative array of insights on this fascinating and diverse population. The different volumes give in-depth exposure to important issues linked to the different communities and impart a greater understanding of the Asian Americans in the United States. Each volume features an introduction by the editor that places the articles in context, draws attention to important Asian American concerns, and comments on analyses that are particularly incisive
A versatile classroom and student research resource, Because its coverage cuts across so many disciplines, this important collection is useful in cultural, ethnic, and women's studies, history, sociology, economics and labor studies, political science, and anthropology. The material can be used in courses or by students individually. Professors will appreciate the collection because it gives them access to a concentration of material for classroom use and is a user-friendly way to introduce students to a variety of opinions and diversity of sources that can get them started on doing their own research. Students will appreciate the many articles as a veritable gold mine of information for reports and papers. Librarians will be pleased by the set's durability and permanence that will save wear and tear on journal collections. Individual volumes available:
Vol. 1. The History and Immigration of Asian Americans
264 pages, 0-8153-2690-4
Vol. 2. Asian American Family Life and Community
304 pages, 0-8153-2691-2
Vol. 3. Asian American Women and Gender
272 pages, 0-8153-2692-0
Vol. 4. Adaptation, Acculturation and Transnational Ties Among Asian Americans
272 pages, 0-8153-2693-9
Vol. 5. Asian American Interethnic Relations and Politics
280 pages, 0-8153-2694-7
Vol. 6. Asian American Issues Relating to Labor, Economics, and Socioeconomic Status
240 pages, 0-8153-2695-5

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1 Introduction
Part I How young children learn
Part II All our children
Part III Understanding children
Part IV Children talking
Part V Understanding the written world
Introduction to Part V
Part VI Representing and explaining the world
Part VII Partnerships with parents

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About the author (1998)

Sandra Smidt is a former primary headteacher and has written widely on children 's development.

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