CambodianAmericans - settled in California. Second largest...

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Cambodian Americans
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Purpose To understand why is it that Cambodians in America are not as academically successful as other Asians
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Examine several factors historical and educational background culture family language mental and physical health
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History and Background 1954 Cambodia received Independence from France. 1970 Prime Minister Lol Nol overthrew the King 1) corruption, crime, suppression of the people 2) about 1 million Cambodians died
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More History . . . 1975 Khmer Rouge Regime 1) organized to overthrow gov’t 2) carried out a systematic eradication 3) worse massacre in the history of the 20 th 4) 2 million people lost there lives
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…and More History Regime ended in 1979 Khmer Rouge was overthrown by the Vietnamese and a government was instated The segment of society necessary for the carrying forward of a society was wiped out
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Once in America Most Cambodian Refugees (45%)
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Unformatted text preview: settled in California. Second largest is in Massachusetts, Virginia, Rhode Island, New York, and Pennsylvania. Educational Background The children of Cambodian immigrants had very little, if any, formal school experience because of the Khmer Rouge Regime. Cambodian children who recently arrived in the United States needed time to adjust to a formal school structure. More educational background The American school system was a new experience The Chinese, Korean and other Asian students may have had an easier time adjusting to American schools because their schooling was never disrupted for as long a duration as the Cambodians. Conclusion Understanding the different factors that make one ethnic group different from another makes it easier to see why one group is doing better than the other in academic achievement...
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course SOCIAL SCI 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Philadelphia.

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