Complicating the Image of Model Minority Success: A Review of Southeast Asian American Education

  title={Complicating the Image of Model Minority Success: A Review of Southeast Asian American Education},
  author={Bic Ngo and Stacey J. Lee},
Similar to other Asian American students, Southeast Asian American students are often stereotyped by the popular press as hardworking and high-achieving model minorities. On the other hand, Southeast Asian American youth are also depicted as low-achieving high school dropouts involved in gangs. The realities of academic performance and persistence among Southeast Asian American students are far more complex than either image suggests. This article explores the various explanations for the… 

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