ERIC Number: ED210359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Asian-Pacific Education after Brown and Lau.
The issue of school desegregation does not affect most Asian/Pacific Americans today due to their small number, geographic dispersion, heterogeneity based on differences in ethnic identities, and variations in their degree of cultural and social assimilation into American society. Before 1965 most of the Asian and Pacific American young people were acculturated second and third generation Americans; however, the number of foreign born, limited English speaking children of Asian or Pacific background in the schools began to increase steadily after that year. The relatively small number of Chinese American children, for example, probably promoted their supervision by adults in the community, thereby reducing opportunities to become delinquent as well as increasing social and emotional support for doing well in school. Favorable employment situations between the 1940s and 1960s also promoted the cultural assimilation of the descendents of the earlier immigrants. After 1965, however, the evidence of social and racial discrimination encountered by Asian and Pacific Americans in the areas of employment, housing, educational and social services becomes more visible. (Author/JCD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Historical Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pacific Americans
Note: Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April, 1981).