Owen Byrne owen@permafrost.net
Mon, 22 Apr 2002 11:11:47 -0300

It maybe that it is easier to generalize about Americans of Asian
background. It seems to me that Asians comprise the
largest bloc of recent "visible immigration" and thus the study may suffer
from the problem of "self-selection." All the slackers are still in


----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Prescod" <paul@prescod.net>
To: <fork@xent.com>
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: *groan*

> I find it surprising that given the vast historical and economic
> differences across Asia that it is still meaningful to generalize about
> "Asian behaviour." I would be curious whether there were any exceptions
> to these rules about high achievement. For instance one cannot really
> say that Cambodia has had an unbroken track record encouraging academic
> excellence!!! And hasn't the recession shocked the workoholism out of
> Japanese youth yet? etc.
>  Paul Prescod
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