Southeast Asian American Children: Not the "Model Minority"

  title={Southeast Asian American Children: Not the "Model Minority"},
  author={K. Yang},
  journal={The Future of Children},
  • K. Yang
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • The Future of Children
  • Although an impressive number of Americans whose ancestors are from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam ("Southeast Asian Americans") have achieved tremendous success in education, (1) a disproportionate number have found it difficult to succeed academically. (2) Yet their difficulties are largely invisible to policymakers, who tend to look only to the aggregate data on Asian Americans--data that suggest that, as one large undifferentiated group, Asian Americans are doing quite well. (3) They are… CONTINUE READING

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