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Culture: Communicating with Asian American Children &
Chinese, Japanese, and Korean students, in
general, have experienced academic success in U.S. schools and are
often the litmus against which all other Asian students are measured.
As you have read, such comparisons are not only unwise, but can lead
to inequitable educational experiences for these students.
- What are some major cultural differences
between the East Asian groups and the Pacific Islander/Southeast
Asian groups which help explain the different kinds of experiences
students and their families have in school?
- What three aspects of the PI and SE Asian
cultures do you find particularly important for schools (i.e.,
teachers, principals, counselors, and other school personnel) to
understand as they work with Asian students? Why are these so
- Which two practitioner suggestions did you
find most helpful for working with Asian parents?
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