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Author Walker-Moffat, Wendy, 1957-

Title The other side of the Asian American success story / Wendy Walker-Moffat.

Published San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, c1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  371.9795 WALK {Bund10 20110701}    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xx, 209 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Jossey-Bass education series
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-195) and index.
Contents Prologue: A Story About Difference -- 1. The Asian American Academic Success Myth -- 2. The New Asian Americans -- 3. Educating Newcomers: Lessons from Two Districts -- 4. Culture and Learning -- 5. The Bilingual Education Controversy -- 6. The Promise of Family-Based Multicultural Education.
Summary Those who wish to avoid the costs of educational reform often point to Asian Americans as evidence that minorities can succeed without special program support. But as Wendy Walker-Moffat shows, the story of Asian American success deflects attention from the very real problems faced by new Asian immigrant groups. In this book, Walker-Moffat reveals the bitter contrast between the educational experiences of new Asian immigrant groups and the Asian American success myth. Using the case of the Hmong, a Southeast Asian refugee group that settled across the United States, the author shows how ill-prepared school systems are to educate newcomers.
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.
Subject Hmong Americans -- Education.
Home and school -- United States.
Multicultural education -- United States.
Hmong (Asian people) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 0787901229 (acid-free paper)