Vichet Chhuon

Associate Professor

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Research interests

Topics of research interest include achievement gap, opportunity gap, and educational disparities.

Research interests

My work has focused on critical issues in urban education, including the schooling experiences of immigrant youth and students of color. The consistent threads that cut across my research program have been 1) meeting the teaching and learning needs of marginalized youth, including immigrants and students of color; 2) examining the relationships between educational institutions and social and cultural contexts; and 3) employing interdisciplinary frameworks and diverse methodologies to the study of education. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Interest Keywords

  • achievement gap
  • educational disparities
  • opportunity gap
  • Asian American
  • Motivation
  • Immigration
  • Identity
  • teacher education
  • Engagement
  • Child Development
  • School Culture
  • Race
  • Ethnicity


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