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dc.contributor.advisor Mullooly, James en_US Phannaphob, Thianchayphet 2018-08-01T22:53:33Z 2018-08-01T22:53:33Z 2018 en_US 2018-04
dc.description.abstract Education is the foundation of success for second-generation Southeast Asians and is the greatest factor for higher wages (Sakamoto & Woo, 2007). The second-generation of most immigrant groups are reported to have higher educational, life aspirations and attainment than their parents (Phommasa, 2016). In California’s Central Valley (hereafter “Central Valley”), the educational trend for second-generation Lao and Hmong American men do not reflect those findings of higher educational aspirations or attainment. This qualitative study explored the educational experiences and cultural identity of 28 second-generation Lao and Hmong-American men in the Central Valley. Five main themes emerged, which are: a) the Telemachus Effect, b) racism, c) environment during the formative years, d) educational experiences, and e) American born identity. The researcher found that all of the five emergent themes have several subthemes, such as: (1) the Orestes Effect (siblings/peers), (2) whiteness/ being whitewashed and Asian tension, (3) neighborhood and crime, and trauma, (4) ESL & GATE, lost & leaving school and completing & returning to school, and (5) cultural preservation, cultural rejection, masculinity & gender role expectations, and gender role expectations of a spouse. This study concluded with a need for future academic research and practice.
dc.format.extent 135 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject.other American en_US
dc.subject.other Barriers en_US
dc.subject.other Culture en_US
dc.subject.other Generational Conflicts en_US
dc.subject.other Motivation en_US
dc.subject.other Narratives en_US
dc.title The Educational Experiences and Cultural Identity of Second-Generation Lao and Hmong American Men in California's Central Valley
dc.type Text en_US 2018-08-01T22:53:33Z Ed.D. en_US
dc.type.genre Dissertations en_US
dc.contributor.department California State University, Fresno. Kremen School of Education and Human Development. Department of Educational Leadership en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Akhavan, Nancy en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Sisavath, Davorn en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Banh, Jenny en_US
dc.subject.category Education en_US

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