Becoming a Model Minority: Schooling Experiences of Ethnic Koreans in China

Becoming a Model Minority: Schooling Experiences of Ethnic Koreans in China

by Fang GAO

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Overview

Becoming a Model Minority: Schooling Experiences of Ethnic Koreans in China looks at the manner in which ethnic Korean students construct self-perception out of the model minority stereotype in their school and lives in Northeast China. It also examines how this self-perception impacts the strength of the model minority stereotype in their attitudes toward school and strategies for success. Fang Gao shows how this stereotype tends to obscure significant barriers to scholastic success suffered by Korean students, as well as how it silences the disadvantages faced by Korean schooling in China's reform period and neglects the importance of multiculturalism and racial equality under the context of a harmonious society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739136836
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 03/25/2010
Series: Emerging Perspectives on Education in China Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Fang Gao is a Post-doctoral fellow in the Centre for Advancement of Chinese Language Education and Research in the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong.

Table of Contents

Tables ix

Abbreviations xi

Acknowledgements xiii

Preface xv

1 The Making of a Model Minority 1

2 Ethnic Koreans in China: Their Schooling and Society 9

3 Korean Parents and the Aspirations for Their Children 27

4 Challenges of Discourses on "Model Minority" and "South Korean Wind" 41

5 Korean Students' Self-perception and Educational Aspirations 55

6 Korean Students' School Practice 69

7 To Be or Not to Be a Model Minority 87

Bibliography 101

Appendix 109

Index 115

About the Author 119

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