The Other Side of the Asian American Success Story

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Wiley, Aug 15, 1995 - Education - 240 pages
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The book describes the well-intentioned but harmful practices that provide immigrants with a separate and unequal education, challenging prevailing motivation theories regarding academic success. Walker-Moffat points out the crucial connections between culture and learning and presents concrete ways in which schools can do a better job of educating all students by drawing on the resources of home and community. For any educator interested in classroom demographics, multicultural education, and educational policy for immigrant and language-minority students, The Other Side of the Asian American Success Story offers not only new strategies, but a reconsideration of what American public education is, what purposes it serves, and ultimately, who we are as Americans.

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Contents

The Asian American Academic Success Myth
5
The New Asian Americans
23
Lessons from Two Districts
53
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About the author (1995)

WENDY WALKER-MOFFAT is an affiliated scholar in the Institute for Research on Women and GAnder at Stanford University and a lecturer on policy issues related to immigrants and refugees in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and for other international development and relief organizations.

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