|1. Does Cram Schooling Matter? Who Goes to Cram Schools? 2. Twice Migrant Koreans in the U.S.|
Thursday, June 14, 2012 6:30 PM
Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS). 35-56 159th Street Flushing, NY 11358 www.kcsny.org. phone: (718) 939-6137
Jeng Liu, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology, Tunghai University, Tai-chung, Taiwan
Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Queens College, CUNY
Cram schooling has existed in many countries around the world, but it is very popular primarily in Asian countries. In the United States, Asian immigrants depend much upon cram schooling for their children’s high educational achievements and preparation for their admissions to prestigious colleges and universities. However, cram schooling is still an understudied phenomenon and has not received much attention.
In this talk, I will share some of my research findings and experiences with you. The first part is the paper, based on my articlespublished at the International Journal of Educational Development, investigates the net effect of cram schooling on students’ analytical ability and mathematical performance and tests the hypotheses that the opportunity of cram school participation reflects patterns of stratification by gender and family background. In the second part, I would like to share with you some preliminary research I have been conducting in New York City. In the third part, I will talk about further research I plan to conduct in the next few months.
Prof. Pyong Gap Min
at Queens College & CUNY Graduate Center
"Twice Migrant Koreans in the U.S.: Contries of Origin,
Socio-economic Characteristics, and Ethnic Attachment to Korea"