Though Asian Indians are typically thought of as a "model
minority", not much is known about the school experiences of their
children. Positive stereotyping of these immigrants and their
children often masks educational needs and issues, creates class
divides within the Indian-American community, and triggers stress
for many Asian Indian students. This volume examines second
generation (America-born) and 1.5 generation (foreign-born) Asian
Indians as they try to balance peer culture, home life and
academics. It explores how, through the acculturation process,
these children either take advantage of this positive stereotype or
refute their stereotyped ethnic image and move to downward
mobility. Focusing on migrant experiences of the Indian diasporas
in the United States, this volume brings attention to highly
motivated Asian Indian students who are overlooked because of their
cultural dispositions and outlooks on schooling, and those students
who are more likely to underachieve. It highlights the assimilation
of Asian Indian students in mainstream society and their
understandings of Americanization, social inequality, diversity and
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