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Cultural Identity in Chinese Immersion School

In this clip, listen as two students and a parent discuss experiences in a Chinese immersion school and what they wished the teachers would do differently. While they recognize that, because the school is Chinese immersion, there will be a focus more on Mandarin and Chinese culture, they all agree that they would like to see other cultures included in the discussions (or at least including Chinese American experiences rather than just focusing on China as an international entity).

One ethnic group shouldn’t be valued more than the other… They need to experience more history about not just what’s been happening overseas but what have people of color have been doing here.