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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.
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 ContentsChapter 1 Tables
Chapter 2 Figures
Chapter 3 Abbreviations
Chapter 4 Acknowledgements
Chapter 5 Chapter 1 – The Making of A Model Minority
Chapter 6 Chapter 2 – Ethnic Koreans in China: Their Schooling and Society
Chapter 7 Chapter 3 – Korean Parents and the Aspirations for Their Children
Chapter 8 Chapter 4 – Challenges of Discourses on "Model Minority" and "South Korean Wind"
Chapter 9 Chapter 5 – Korean Students' Self-perception and Educational Aspirations
Chapter 10 Chapter 6 – Korean Students' School Practice
Chapter 11 Chapter 7 – To be or not to be a Model Minority
Chapter 12 Bibliography
Chapter 13 Appendix
Chapter 14 Index
Chapter 15 About the Author