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    孟母三迁 (Meng Mu San Qian): New Chinese Immigrant Parents\u27 Narratives About Involvement in U.S. Public High School Education

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    The phrase 孟母三迁(Meng Mu San Qian) refers to a traditional Chinese story in which a mother moves three times to better her child’s education. The story evokes considerable parental and family sacrifices to provide educational opportunities. Meng Mu San Qian (孟母三迁) offers a powerful metaphor for the experiences of migrant and immigrant parents who undertake tremendous and profoundly life-altering journeys to secure better education for their children. The story is especially useful in capturing the experiences of Chinese immigrant parents, particularly those who moved to the U.S. after 2016 and faced unprecedented challenges, in part due to xenophobia of the political climate after the 2016 election of Former President Donald Trump, the isolating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the move to online instruction, and travel and visa restrictions on transnational families. This exploratory study documents narratives of five new Chinese immigrant parents’ involvement in their children’s public high school education. Participants all moved from mainland China after 2016 and had access to education in a suburban public school in the mid-western U.S. Participants were interviewed about issues including their involvement in their children’s school, their knowledge of their children’s school performance, their academic and career expectations for their children, and barriers to their involvement in their children’s education. Responses were analyzed using Epstein’s research-based framework of six types of family-school-community involvement. Findings and discussion address major barriers to school involvement among recent Chinese immigrant parents as well as opportunities to improve such involvement. Recommendations include that family-school-community partnerships be considered and facilitated as a shared responsibility of the school, family, and community in order to help students succeed in school and beyond. Additional implications of this study for educators, other new immigrant parents, and relevant scholarship are all discussed

    The relationship between environmental disclosure and financial performance: mediating effect of economic development and information penetration

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    What’s the relationship between environmental disclosure and financial performance? To answer this question, our study focus on the heavy polluting enterprises in China from 2008 to 2019 to investigate the relationship between environmental disclosure and financial performance as well as the mediating effect of provincial level characteristics namely economic development and information penetration using hierarchical linear model (HLM). Findings show that there is positive relationship between both mandatory environmental disclosure and voluntary environmental disclosure and financial performance; economic development positively relates to corporate financial performance, and it also strengthens the relationship between environmental disclosure and financial performance; information penetration positively relates to corporate financial performance, but it weakens the relationship between environmental disclosure and financial performance. As time goes on, corporate financial performance will significantly rise in general
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