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September 23rd, 2008

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12:04 am - Uhhh....
Children of Asian immigrants most likely to get university degrees: StatsCan
"65% of those with parents from India or China completed university, compared to 28% for children of Canadian-born parents..."

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I knew Asian parents (or I guess East/SouthEast Asian since Asia's such a huge continent) had a thing for education but...dude...only 28% for children of Canadian-born parents??  How can it just be 28%???

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Date:September 23rd, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
I have two speculations... 1. They have different upbringings with different emphasises and morals, 2. (pure speculation, correct me if I'm wrong) There's probably a lot more scholarships/they are easier to get if you're a minority.

Really, I think it's probably work ethic. (But, like I said, pure speculation.)
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Date:September 23rd, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
Usually any scholarships aimed at minority groups gives equal opportunity for all minority groups though, not just Asians. Everytime I look for scholarships/bursuries I get the general feeling that there's more available for aboriginals and disabled students than minorities, I think Canadian universities figured giving out scholarships just for ethnic minorities will drain them since there's so many different groups XD I don't know if the USA's like this, but I get so frustrated trying to look for scholarships/bursuries, there seems to be a category for every single possibly imagineable group except healthy Canadian (by citizenship, not ethnicity) students -____-

I would say that if there's a lot of international students here maybe they'd tip the scale (I mean given China and India's huge populations just numerically speaking the number of international students from those two countries would probably be pretty high), except international students can't apply for the majority of the scholarships/bursuries here (which totally sucks for them since their tuition is like...3x ours x__X).

I'm really not one to talk though since my work ethics totally sucks, lol. Cramming 2 hours before exams, rushing essays the day they're due, all-nighters to finish presentations I've had weeks to prepare...yeah, haha.
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Date:September 23rd, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
So yeah you procrastinate, but don't you get like awesome grades? 8D Better than mine at least (straight B's ftw).

Scholarships are awesome, but the method for scholarships is one of the silliest things ever. :(

Luckily, I was able to get a nice scholarship from my college and then one other but it was only $1,000. I don't know how searching for scholarships is really. >.>
Date:September 23rd, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
Why am I not surprised. I hate to sound idealistic (or racist for that matter) but it is those people who come to 'free' countries like Canada who take advantage of the opportunities that are available for all peoples of these nations. I had this conversation recently with a new friend of mine from South Korea & she & I see eye to eye on this one. I think it's difficult for (most) white people to understand that we are not here to take their jobs or whatever, but we are simply using what is offered not only to us, but to all people in this country. If you don't take advantage of it, then it is your own fault for being poor, uneducated & ignorant of the fact that immigrants are really the backbone of this & many other societies. Minority power!-James
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Date:September 23rd, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
I think it has to do with the reason why people immigrate in the first place. I think people immigrate to Canada because they believe the country has something positive to offer them and their family...at least that's why both sides of my family moved to Canada. If you're taking the risk to move to another country for this kind of reason, you may pressure your child to achieve certain things in order to have a high standard of living, and these days most career directions require post-secondary education unless you are talented at a particular trade skill.

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Date:September 25th, 2008 08:07 am (UTC)
What do you care, you aint of those 28%. But wait... your kids will be :S

Really, this is the proof that Canada cant possibly survive as a society without the constant influx of immigrants to sustain its brain capacity :/

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