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Asian American Students

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Laura Wiesner

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Asian American Students But First, a reminder about race... Bangladeshi
Indian
Kashmiri
Nepalese
Pakistani
Tibetan
Sri Lankan Burmese
Cambodian
Indonesian
Laotian
Malaysian
Thai
Vietnamese Callie Parker & Laura Wiesner Looks don't tell you everything neither Do broad categories like "Asian American" there are over 40 subgroups of Asian Americans the point is... and case in point... Can you name any Asian origins? South Asian EAST Asian Chinese
Filipino
Hmong
Korean
Japanese
Taiwanese SouthEAST Asian Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Chamorro
Maori
Guamanian
Native Hawaiian
Samoan
Tahitian Common values Family Educational Pressures Communication and Emotional Expression Time Orientation and then there's this myth... The model minority Asian AMERICAN Identity Development current issues Asian vs. Asian American 1st generation?
4th generation? International Students Stigma after Virginia Tech What's your experience working with Asian and Asian-American students? Any stand out moments? Was culture a factor in your interactions? Did you notice any of the values mentioned? Resources We love resources! Asian American Students at Ball State Asian American Student Association In 2009-2010 135 undergraduate students identified as Asian American 13 undergraduate students identified as Pacific Islander You already read about these Oooh, this is new! Immigration Internment A history... little Common experiences can create some common values... Asian American Students the point is... But Remember... Students are let culture give you insight but don't lose sight Students are Asian American Students that (individualization is one of our strengths) http://www.pbs.org/race/002_SortingPeople/002_00-home.htm http://www.education.com/reference/article/unraveling-minority-myth-asian-students/ 1. The Ethnic Awareness Stage begins around the ages of 3-4 when the child’s family members serve as the significant ethnic group model. Positive or neutral attitudes toward one’s own ethnic origin are formed depending on the amount of ethnic exposure conveyed by the caretakers.
2. The White Identification stage begins when children enter school where peers and the surroundings become powerful forces in conveying racial prejudice, which negatively impacts their self-esteem and identity. The realization of “differentness” from such interactions leads to self-blame and a desire to escape their own racial heritage by identifying with White society.
3. The Awakening to Social Political Consciousness stage means the adoption of a new perspective, often correlated with increased political awareness. Kim believes that the civil rights and women’s movements and other significant political events often precipitate this new awakening. The primary result is an abandoning of identification with White society and a consequent understanding of oppression and oppressed groups.
4. The Redirection stage means a reconnection or renewed connection with one’s Asian American heritage and culture. This is often followed by a realization of White oppression as the culprit for the negative experiences of youth. Anger against White racism may become a defining theme with concomitment increases of Asian American self and group pride.
5. The incorporation stage represents the highest form of identity evolution. It encompasses the development of a positive and comfortable identity as Asian American and consequent respect for other racial/cultural heritages. Identification for or against White culture is no longer an important issue.
Kim J. (1981) The process of Asian American identity development from Sue, et al. (1998). Multicultural Counseling Competencies: Individual and Organizational Development. Sage Productions. Thousand Oaks, CA. Ethnic Awareness Kim's (1981) Model of White Identification awakening to social consciousness redirection Incorporation Conversation Hours Others? Speaking of models... that's all that;s a that's all. Stigma about some Asian nations
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