|Present||Professor, Eastern Illinois University ‐ Teaching, Learning, and Foundations|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|Present||Member, American Educational Research Association||Present||Member, Association Childhood Education International||Present||Member, Illinois Association of Education for Young Children||Present||Member, National Association of Education for Young Children||Present||Member, Spirit of Illinois Association of Education for Young Children||Present||Member, WIDA- World-class Instructional Design and Assessment|
- ELE 5950: Thesis in Education
- ELE 5900: Applied Research in Education
- ELE 5310: Foundations: ESL/Bilingual Education
- ELE 5200: Introduction to Educational Research
- EDU 5050: Seminar in Educational Research
- ELE 4855: Exploring ESL Students through Clinical Experiences
|2005||PhD, Indiana State University ‐ Elementary Education|
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Cultural Capital (8)
The Pygmalion Effect of the Filial Piety on Immigrant Children ...
Journal of Cultural Diversity (2017)
Asian American students are generally perceived as high achievers and do well in academics (Zhao, 2011). Often times they are observed as being hard working, diligent, highly motivated, and show much greater respect to their teachers and peers (Sue & Abe, 2008). In 2011, International Study of Science and Mathematics (Martin, Mullis, Foy, & Stanco, 2011) and International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (Mullis, Martin, Foy, & Arora et al., 2011) reported Asian Americans are found to surpass their American counterparts on standardized achievement tests. Some postulate a strong positive correlation between learning motivation of Asian American students and the Asian culture (Hong & Salili, 2000; Sue & Abe, 2008) in which children's academic success is largely dependent upon their parental expectations and family backgrounds based on the practice of filial piety's philosophy (Chow & Chu, 2007) which is rooted in the Confucius philosophy.