Culture Clash: Korean International Students in an American by Hye-Young Park

By Hye-Young Park

문화 충돌: 한 미국 학교의 한국 유학생들, 한국말 사용 금지!?

5년여 동안의 에쓰노그래픽 (ethnographic) 연구를 통해 펼쳐지는 한국인들과 미국인 현지 선생님들, 스탭진들, 미국 학생들과 빚어지는 얽히고설킨 고통, 갈등, 분열을 그려낸 책. 미국 한 크리스찬 고등학교에 조기유학 열풍에 힘입어 한국인 유학생들의 (Early learn overseas: Chogi Yuhak) 숫자가 급증한다. 갈등과 마찰이 일어났고 급기야 해결책으로 영어온리 (English-Only) 정책을 포함해 몇가지 학교 정책을 세웠다.

그러나….
학교에 예상과는 달리 갈등의 골은 점점 깊어지고....

서로의 이해 관계 맞물려 침묵으로 감추어 진 침묵 저변에 깔려있는 다양한 목소리들을 작가는 거침없이 드러낸다. 책 첫장을 여는 순간부터 저자의 날카로운 혀로 포착된 침묵과 왜곡으로 수립된English-only정책을 둘러싼 진실과 허실이 적나라하게 파헤쳐진다. 저자는 자본주의, 종교, 헤게모니, 영어제국주의, 인종, 지식과 권력 등과 같은 일반 독자에게 무거운 주제들을 일상생활에서 흔히 접할 수 있는 여러가지 사례와 이야기들을 통해 쉽지만 신랄하고 흥미진진하게 전개한다. 시종일관 호기심과 끊임없는 질문을 던지며 독자들은 마지막장을 넘기게 될 것이다.

주요단어:
푸코의 신자유주의 통치성, 세계 자본주의와 호모 이코노미쿠스(homo-economicus)의 계보, 인적 자본, 한국 교육열기와 영어열풍, 세계화와 유학, 모범적인 아시안과 위험한 황색인종, 기독교와 자본주의, 한국문화에 끼친 미국 제국주의의 영향, 미국 고등학교, 한국 유학생들과 겪는 갈등 충돌, 진단 분석 대책 예측, 모범 한국인 추한 한국인, 잉글리시 온리 정책

Key phrases:
Foucault’s neoliberal governmentality and family tree of homo-economicus, the fellow of firm (entrepreneur), Human capital, Early learn in a foreign country (Chogi Yuhak) as a transnational method, Korean schooling and English fever, English-only, academic migration and globalization, tradition conflict, Asian version minority and yellow peril, Christianity and capitalism, Linguistic imperialism and hegemony of the US

Fragile Civility: an Evangelical American university Meets Korean foreign scholars within the twenty first Century.

Driven via quick progress of overseas scholars into the U.S., this e-book makes a speciality of a tradition conflict in an American highschool. It information what occurs whilst an American tuition meets an important variety of overseas scholars and needs to confront the conflicts that arise.

Based on 5 years of ethnographic learn, Hye-Young Park, PhD tested the cross-national conflict that emerged whilst a Midwestern Christian highschool, predominantly white, enrolled escalating numbers of Early learn in a foreign country (ESA: Chogi Yuhak) Korean teenagers.

The tensions between U.S. lecturers and scholars and Korean internationals on the college ended in the promulgation of English-Only and guardianship rules. In reading those rules, she found uncomfortable and significant incompatibilities among the school’s employees and management, and the academic and social pursuits and expectancies of the Korean scholars and their mom and dad.

In gentle of the urgency and progress of those issues, this booklet specializes in the significance of language, specifically the emergence of English as today’s lingua franca, when it comes to integration rather than assimilation.

This ebook is exclusive in that:
(1)It is extremely pertinent to today’s scene, the starting to be numbers of overseas students.
(2)It is set foreign scholars, in particular K-12, which has acquired particularly little consciousness in educational publishing.
(3)The writer is a former foreign pupil and present pupil with a spotlight on transnational Korean concerns within the U.S.
(4)The credibility of the study is more advantageous via its adoption of a large, interdisciplinary methodological toolkit to handle transnational touch, race/ethnicity, language, tradition, classification, nationality, and id as inextricably interconnected phenomena in an period of globalization.
(5)It is a longitudinal ethnographic learn that crosses nationwide borders, written in accordance with interviews with and observations approximately scholars, their mom and dad, and educators from either teams either at and outdoors the school.
(6)It spells out a narrative with high-level theoretical grounding in a readable demeanour, detailing the interesting ways in which the varsity legitimated its rules as care and love, and the categorical sorts of wisdom accredited in the course of the means of academic decision-making.

Researching the tradition conflict, this ebook goals at fostering the potential of integrating foreign scholars via a rigorous research of the shut proximity among the 2 teams whereas maximizing the knowledge of the depth of the conflicts.

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