Published by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027. Limited reprints are available from Min Zhou. To request for a copy, send a check of $5 for shipping and handling to Professor Min Zhou, Department of Sociology, UCLA, Box 951551, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1551.


In order to help educators and counselors deal effectively with the problem of Vietnamese children and encourage their achievement, this monograph describes the experiences of settlement and adaptation of America’s newest ethnic group – Vietnamese refugees -- and discusses the impact of traditional Vietnamese culture, family relationships, and bicultural conflicts on the children’s development and adjustment. The monograph contains an introduction and five chapters: Displacement: Leaving Vietnam and Arriving in America; Resettlement: Facing Challenges in the New Land; Social Capital Formation: The Rebuilding of the Family and the Ethnic Community; Acculturation and Its Variants: Key Aspects of School Adaptation; Conclusion: Practical Implications and Recommendations.

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