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Book Review Of Hein, J. (2006). Ethnic Origins: The Adaptation Of Cambodian And Hmong Refugees In Four American Cities, Juchuan Colin Wang Jan 2015

Book Review Of Hein, J. (2006). Ethnic Origins: The Adaptation Of Cambodian And Hmong Refugees In Four American Cities, Juchuan Colin Wang

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

No abstract provided.


[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Language Policy: Using The American Community Survey To Investigate Bilingualism And Biliteracy Among Immigrant Communities, Gerda De Klerk, Terrence G. Wiley Jan 2015

[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Language Policy: Using The American Community Survey To Investigate Bilingualism And Biliteracy Among Immigrant Communities, Gerda De Klerk, Terrence G. Wiley

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

This article is a response to Mark Pfeifers Cambodian, Hmong, Lao and Vietnamese Americans in the 2005 American Community Survey and elaborates on the utility of the American Community Survey (ACS) for studying immigrant groups in the United States of America, and also compares the ACS to the U.S. Census. Neither the Census nor ACS questionnaire is structured to capture the language and literacy skills of immigrant communities in as far as these surveys only collect information about respondents oral language abilities, with a focus on English fluency. Direct, self-reported, and surrogate measures of literacy are discussed, with a ...


[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Counseling/Psychology, Loan T. Phan Jan 2015

[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Counseling/Psychology, Loan T. Phan

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

Response to Mark E. Pfeifer's featured article.


[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Public Policy/Political Science, Sophal Ear Jan 2015

[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Public Policy/Political Science, Sophal Ear

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

Response to Mark E. Pfeifer's featured article.


[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Community Development, Linda Trinh Vo Jan 2015

[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Community Development, Linda Trinh Vo

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

Response to Mark E. Pfeifer's featured article.


[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Sociological Questions To Consider, Yang Sao Xiong Jan 2015

[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Sociological Questions To Consider, Yang Sao Xiong

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

Response to Mark E. Pfeifer's featured article.


[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Sociology: A Portrait Of Adaptation, Carl L. Bankston Iii Jan 2015

[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Sociology: A Portrait Of Adaptation, Carl L. Bankston Iii

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

Response to Mark E. Pfeifer's featured article.


[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Featured Article: Cambodian, Hmong, Lao And Vietnamese-Americans In The 2005 American Community Survey, Mark Pfeifer Jan 2015

[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Featured Article: Cambodian, Hmong, Lao And Vietnamese-Americans In The 2005 American Community Survey, Mark Pfeifer

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

The figures included in this short article are from the 2005 American Community Survey (ACS) released by the U.S. Census Bureau in late 2006. The 2005 ACS data set involves estimates based on surveys distributed to only a subset of the U.S. population and is thus problematic in some respects. This concise article is intended to provide basic 2005 demographic, educational and socioeconomic data related to Cambodian, Hmong, Lao and Vietnamese in the United States. It is not intended as a comprehensive explanatory research paper of factors underlying contemporary demographic, educational, and socioeconomic trends in these four ethnic ...


Acculturative And Psychosocial Predictors Of Academic-Related Outcomes Among Cambodian American High School Students, Khanh Dinh, Traci L. Weinstein, Su Yeoung Kim, Ivy K. Ho Jan 2015

Acculturative And Psychosocial Predictors Of Academic-Related Outcomes Among Cambodian American High School Students, Khanh Dinh, Traci L. Weinstein, Su Yeoung Kim, Ivy K. Ho

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

This study examined the acculturative and psychosocial predictors of academic-related outcomes among Cambodian American high school students from an urban school district in the State of Massachusetts. Student participants (N = 163) completed an anonymous survey that assessed demographic characteristics, acculturative experiences, intergenerational conflict, depression, and academic-related outcomes. The main results indicated that acculturative and psychosocial variables were significant predictors of academic-related outcomes. Specifically, Cambodian and Anglo/White cultural orientations and depression played significant roles across the four dimensions of academic-related outcomes, including grade point average, educational aspirations, beliefs in the utility of education, and psychological sense of school membership. This ...


Book Review - Quintiliani, K. & Needham, S. (2008). Cambodians In Long Beach, Megan Berthold Jan 2015

Book Review - Quintiliani, K. & Needham, S. (2008). Cambodians In Long Beach, Megan Berthold

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

No abstract provided.


Heritage Language Maintenance And Use Among 1.5 Generation Khmer College Students, Ravy S. Lao, Jin Sook Lee Jan 2015

Heritage Language Maintenance And Use Among 1.5 Generation Khmer College Students, Ravy S. Lao, Jin Sook Lee

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

Most studies of heritage language maintenance have reported a steep attrition in heritage language use among the 1.5 and 2nd generation children of immigrants, in particular among East Asian groups. However, not much is known about the role of heritage languages and the patterns of language maintenance within refugee communities. This study focuses on heritage language use and maintenance among 1.5 generation Khmer college students. The findings show that Khmer students report a high frequency of heritage language use within the home with their parents as well as outside of the home with their co-ethnic peers. The data ...


"Shes American Now, I Dont Like That": Gendered Language Ideologies In A Laotian American Community, Daryl Gordon Jan 2015

"Shes American Now, I Dont Like That": Gendered Language Ideologies In A Laotian American Community, Daryl Gordon

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

As gender identities have shifted within the Laotian American community, perceptions of English proficiency have emerged as a site in which complex ideologies about gender identity are explored and contested. While Laotian women experience expanded opportunities for enacting their gender identities through wage labor and access to education, Laotian men experience a narrowing of opportunities, having lost traditional sources of power such as land ownership and high status professions. Laotian mens enactment of a discourse of nostalgia and the development of language ideologies, specifically the belief that they are more proficient English speakers than women, play an important part in ...


Labor Market Discrimination: Vietnamese Immigrants, Linus Yamane Jan 2015

Labor Market Discrimination: Vietnamese Immigrants, Linus Yamane

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

Vietnamese and East European immigrants face similar obstacles in the US labor market. This provides for an interesting test of racial discrimination in the labor market. Does it make any difference if an immigrant is Asian or White? When Vietnamese immigrants are compared to East European immigrants, Vietnamese men earn 7-9% less than comparable East European men, with more discrimination among the less educated, and in the larger Vietnamese population centers like California. Vietnamese women earn as much as comparable East European women. Vietnamese immigrants, male and female, are much less likely to hold managerial and supervisory positions than comparable ...


Exploring The Function Of The Anti-Communist Ideology And Identity In The Vietnamese American Diasporic Community, Long S. Le Jan 2015

Exploring The Function Of The Anti-Communist Ideology And Identity In The Vietnamese American Diasporic Community, Long S. Le

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

Anti-communist ideology in the Vietnamese American community is increasingly perceived as a destabilizing force. This article argues that when the anti-communist ideology is analyzed across time, persistence and change are part and parcel of the anti-communist identity. So that the anti-communist identity can be organized for other purposes or reproduced to reflect the concerns and needs of the growing and diverse members of the community. Moreover, it is argued that the concept of social capital may prove to be more analytical in delineating the effects of the anti-communist ideology.


Book Review: Identity Construction Among Chinese-Vietnamese Americans By Monica Trieu, Ha Lam Jan 2015

Book Review: Identity Construction Among Chinese-Vietnamese Americans By Monica Trieu, Ha Lam

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

No abstract provided.


Selected Poems, Trangdai Glassey-Tranguyen Jan 2015

Selected Poems, Trangdai Glassey-Tranguyen

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

No abstract provided.


A Qualitative Examination Of The Psychosocial Adjustment Of Khmer Refugees In Three Massachusetts Communities, Leakhena Nou Jan 2015

A Qualitative Examination Of The Psychosocial Adjustment Of Khmer Refugees In Three Massachusetts Communities, Leakhena Nou

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

This paper uses a sociological stress process model to explore the Khmer adult refugees' experience in Massachusetts. The analysis is based on the responses of three focus groups in the Khmer communities of Lowell, Lynn, and Revere, Massachusetts. The focus groups provided an in-depth understanding of sources of stress, stress mediators, and psychosocial adjustment/adaptational patterns for Khmer refugees who had experienced the Cambodian genocide. Symptoms and reactions associated with underlying causes of mental health problems had culturally specific relevance to physical illness and mental health.


Lessons Learned: Insights Into One Teacher’S Experience Working With Karen Refugee Students In The United States, Daniel J. Gilhooly Jan 2015

Lessons Learned: Insights Into One Teacher’S Experience Working With Karen Refugee Students In The United States, Daniel J. Gilhooly

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

This study is informed by funds of knowledge and culturally responsive teaching studies that aim to explore and legitimize the cultural knowledge immigrant children bring to their communities and schools. Consequently, this paper specifically addresses issues related to the educational experiences of Karen children and their parents from one American teacher/researcher who has worked with the Karen for the past four years. In aggregate, this paper addresses issues germane to Karen education including; (1) background information on Karen educational experiences prior to resettlement, including a review of their journey from Thailand to the U.S.; (2) important characteristics of ...