Assistant Professor, Department of Education Policy and Leadership and a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist in the Faculty of Education and Human Development at The Education University of Hong Kong
Dr Miron Bhowmik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership and a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist in the Faculty of Education and Human Development at The Education University of Hong Kong. Previously, he was a Programme Officer at the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, Thailand. He has also worked for the British Council and several universities in Bangladesh. His research interests include diversity, equity and inclusion in education, ‘out of school’/dropout/school failure issues, ethnic minority education, critical discourse, ICT in education, and acculturative stress and coping behaviour. He has published in venues such as Race Ethnicity and Education, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Journal of Counseling Psychology, Curriculum Perspectives, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Educational Research Journal, International Journal of Comparative Education and Development, Educational Technology & Society, and Educational Review.
Identity, acculturative stress and coping: The experiences of minoritized youth in Hong Kong
The presentation will highlight the complexities in identity of minoritized youth in Hong Kong. It will specifically examine how acculturation experiences impact their psychosocial adjustment and identity, the acculturative stress they face and the coping strategies they use. Drawing on theories of acculturation (Berry, 2003), socioecological process (Bronfenbrenner & Morris, 2006), resilience (Masten, 2001) and coping (Folkman, 1984), empirical research findings will be discussed to explain the well-being of minoritized youth.
Participants will understand how acculturation experiences exert influence on minoritized youth’s identity development and psychosocial well-being. They will be aware of the nature of acculturative stress minoritized youth encounter and the coping strategies they adopt to tackle such acculturative stress. Participants will also be sensitized about the implications for culturally responsive policy, practice, intervention, and research.