Are There Biases Toward Certain Accents in Non-Native English Speakers?

21/04/2017

What do you think?  Do you have any of them?  Read  Managing Accent Bias and Working with Multilingual Individuals at http://www.deltaconceptsinc.com/blog/managing-accent-bias-and-working-with-multilingual-individuals/


An Asian Perspective on Racial Bias

21/04/2017

Interesting perspectives found in I’m Not Tiny Because I’m Asian, I’m Tiny Because You’re White at http://reductress.com/post/im-not-tiny-because-im-asian-im-tiny-because-youre-white/


Racial Bias: Model Minority Versus “the Other”

21/04/2017

Read about the world of racial biases in

‘Model Minority’ Myth Again Used As A Racial Wedge Between Asians And Blacks

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/04/19/524571669/model-minority-myth-again-used-as-a-racial-wedge-between-asians-and-blacks

What if one is Asian and does not like math?


A Surprising Explanation For Why Some Immigrants Excel In Science

11/04/2017

source: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/03/30/521794961/a-surprising-explanation-for-why-some-immigrants-excel-in-science?utm_content=buffer60a5d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Excerpt:

Immigrants in general, he found, were markedly more likely to choose jobs that require physical strength. This may reflect barriers to accessing higher education. However, they were also relatively more likely to choose jobs that require math and logic or social and emotional skills rather than relying on communication skills. And among the subset of immigrants who attended college, the ones who arrived later and from more linguistically distinct places — think the Vietnamese teen, not the German toddler — were many times more likely to major in a STEM field.

Interesting reading, especially since my own child is in a highly gifted science/math/technology program along with many other immigrant children like ours


The world’s most popular social networks, mapped

10/04/2017

BroadyEdTech

Source: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/03/most-popular-social-networks-mapped

Interesting to know when working with internationals!  In my home country, WhatsApp is the most favorite one…

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Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States

01/04/2017

Source: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/frequently-requested-statistics-immigrants-and-immigration-united-states

A treasure chest of data!

Excerpt:

Click on the bullet points for more information on each topic:


Celebrate Immigramts: America’s Top High School Science Students Are the Children of Immigrants

20/03/2017

Source:  https://amp-timeinc-net.cdn.ampproject.org/c/amp.timeinc.net/time/money/4700743/immigrants-top-high-school-students-science/?source=damMost of their parents are working on H-1B visas.

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