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Asian American Education: Identities, Racial Issues, and Languages

Rong,X.L., & Endo,R.
Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing (2011)

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Asian American Education--Asian American Identities, Racial Issues, and Languages presents groundbreaking research that critically challenges the invisibility, stereotyping, and common misunderstandings of Asian Americans by disrupting "customary" discourse and disputing "familiar" knowledge. The chapters in this anthology provide rich, detailed evidence and interpretations of the status and experiences of Asian American students, teachers, and programs in K-12 and higher education, including struggles with racism and other race-related issues. This material is authored by nationally-prominent scholars as well as highly-regarded emerging researchers.

As a whole, this volume contributes to the deconstruction of the image of Asian Americans as a model minority and at the same time reconstructs theories to explain their diverse educational experiences. It also draws attention to the cultural and especially structural challenges Asian Americans face when trying to make institutional changes. This book will be of great interest to researchers, teachers, students, and other practitioners and policymakers concerned with the education of Asian Americans as well as other peoples of color.

Contents include:

  1. Tenth Grade Math Achievement of Asian Students: Are Asian Students Still the "Model Minority"?--A Comparison of Two Educational Cohorts (Claudia Galindo and Suet-ling Pong)
  2. "Good Kids," but "Poor Students": The Academic Identities of Refugee High School Students From Vietnam's Central Highlands (Liv Thorstensson Davila)
  3. Ethnicity, Language, and Educational Inequality: Challenges Confronting Hmong Students in American Public Schools (Yang Sao Xiong and Min Zhou)
  4. Racial Transformations in Higher Education: Emergent Meanings of Asian American Racial Identities (Michelle Samura)
  5. Asian Americans, "Critical Mass," and Campus Racial Climate: A CRT Case Study (Oiyan A. Poon)
  6. Teaching on the Edge: The Life Story of an Asian America Woman Literacy Professor in a Rural, Predominantly White University (Keonghee Tao Han)
  7. What Accounts for Tenure of Asian American Faculty? Findings From NSOPF: 04 (Wenfan Yan and Qiuyun Lin)
  8. Negotiating Languages and Practices: Field Experience of a Preservice High School Teacher of Chinese (Yanan Fan)
  9. Hidden Jewels: San Francisco Chinese Language Immersion Programs (Maria E. Torres-Guzman, Christy Lao, and Yi Han).

[For related reports, see "Asian American Education: Acculturation, Literacy Development, and Learning. Research on the Education of Asian Pacific Americans" (ED527939); "Asian American Identities, Families, and Schooling.