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ERIC Number: EJ846136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0579
Contextualizing Asian American Education through Critical Race Theory: An Example of U.S. Pilipino College Student Experiences
Buenavista, Tracy Lachica; Jayakumar, Uma M.; Misa-Escalante, Kimberly
New Directions for Institutional Research, n142 p69-81 Sum 2009
In this article, the authors offer a CRT (critical race theory) perspective of the prevailing representation of Asian Americans in higher education research and acknowledge the importance of recent studies that have begun to challenge notions of a monolithic Asian American educational experience through an examination of differences among Asian American subpopulations. The authors use Pilipino Americans as an example because of their unique history of American colonization in the Philippines. Drawing from the research of coauthor Buenavista, the authors illustrate how CRT can be used to provide a holistic account of Asian American students' experiences--in this case, Pilipino college students' experiences. They conclude by advocating for the application of a CRT paradigm to qualitative or quantitative research in higher education to emphasize sociohistorical and contemporary contexts of race in the United States.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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