Korean “Model” Immigrants in a High School
           Gilbert C. Park, Ball State University, IN

ABSTRACT  
This article looks at the intersection of the model minority stereotype and social capital 
for a group of recent Korean immigrants in an inner-city high school.  Using ethnographic 
tools, it reports that embracing the stereotype was an adaptive strategy of the immigrants 
to access social capital for school success.  It aims to add to the literature on Asian 
American school experiences by suggesting a more complex and contextualized understanding 
of the stereotype. 
 
		Academic Exchange Quarterly Fall 2011: Volume 15, Issue 3  
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