ERIC Number: ED421047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Asian Pacific American Women in Higher Education: Claiming Visibility and Voice [and] Executive Summary.
This report examines the literature on the status of Asian Pacific American (APA) women and is based on a review of research studies, campus climate and diversity reports, focus group and individual interviews representing a range of colleges and universities, and the author's own observations in academe over two decades. The report finds that APA women have demonstrated significant increases in bachelor's, master's, and first-professional degrees over the past decade but continue to lag behind male counterparts. The report also finds that APA women are underrepresented in many fields of study at all degree levels, in doctoral studies, as faculty, and at higher levels of academic administration; that many APA women find an inhospitable campus climate; that they are evaluated differently and lack a sense of community with their colleagues; and that APA professional staff cite invisibility and marginalization. The report notes that the "model minority" stereotype penalizes APA women by assuming they do not need academic or professional guidance and support, and that class and cultural biases reinforce APA women as "outsiders" in academe. Part 1 of this report presents an "Overview of Asian Pacific Americans"; Part 2 considers "Stereotypes, Biases, and Obstacles; and Part 3 focuses on "Asian Pacific American Women and the Academy." (Contains 27 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Diversity (Faculty), Diversity (Student), Educational Environment, Ethnic Groups, Females, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Pacific Americans, Sex Bias
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. Program on the Status and Education of Women.
Note: Third in a series of papers on women of color in the academy, see HE 022 909 and HE 024 736. A separately-published 3-page "Executive Summary" is appended.