ERIC Number: ED414403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reframing the Immigration Debate. The State of Asian Pacific America Series. A Public Policy Report.
Hing, Bill Ong, Ed.; Lee, Ronald, Ed.
This book responds to public interest in immigration issues by providing a comprehensive empirical analysis of contemporary Asian Pacific American immigration experience. It focuses on four highly significant, but largely misunderstood, aspects of the contemporary Asian Pacific experience: patterns of demographic growth and diversification; high rates of entrepreneurial activity; short and long-range economic benefits of high educational attainment levels; and extremely high rates of naturalization and electoral participation exhibited in relation to increased acculturation. The following chapters are included: (1) "Recent Asian Pacific Immigrants: The Demographic Background" (Robert M. Jiobu); (2) "The Impact of Immigration on the Demography of Asian Pacific Americans" (Larry Hajime Shinagawa); (3) "Understanding Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Theoretical and Empirical Issues" (Shubha Ghosh); (4) "Asians Matter: Asian American Entrepreneurs in the High Technology Industry in Silicon Valley" (Edward Jang-Woo Park); (5) "Immigrant Entrepreneurs in the High-Tech Industry" (Melanie Erasmus); (6) "Vietnamese-Owned Manicure Businesses in Los Angeles" (Craig Huynh); (7) "Cambodian-Owned Donut Shops" (Gen L. Lee); (8) "The Social Contract To Educate All Children" (Paul Ong and Linda C. Wing); (9) "Interviews of Three Asian Pacific Immigrants" (Irene Chang); and (10) "Becoming Citizens, Becoming Voters: The Naturalization and Political Participation of Asian Pacific Immigrants" (Paul Ong and Don T. Nakanishi). Chapters 8 and 9 are listed in the Table of Contents under the subheading "Part III. Education" and are the sections related to the field of education. Each chapter contains references.
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Demography, Economic Factors, Educational Attainment, Entrepreneurship, Federal Legislation, Immigrants, Immigration, Pacific Americans, Policy Formation, Public Policy
Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP), Inc., 327 East Second Street, Suite 226, Los Angeles, CA 90012-4210.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP) Asian Pacific American Policy Inst.; California Univ., Los Angeles. Asian American Studies Center.