This entry discusses the social, cultural, and historical contexts that shape the identities and academic achievement of Vietnamese American youth, and examines the historical background on the formation of the Vietnamese American community. It discusses the educational challenges that Vietnamese immigrant youth face as well as how issues of gender and cultural expectations influence their social identity and academic achievements. It also examines the various struggles that Vietnamese immigrant youth and their families face as they strive to reestablish their connections with their ancestral home while forging a new sense of social and cultural identity and belonging in the United States.

Historical Contexts: Formation of the Vietnamese American Community

Over the past 30 years since the first large wave of Vietnamese refugees settled in the United States, ...

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