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Gasman, Marybeth; Nguyen, Thai-Huy; Conrad, Clifton F. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2015
In this article, we provide an overview--a primer--of the rise of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) as context for understanding the contemporary place of these institutions in our broader system of higher education. We also demonstrate how the emergence and the evolution of MSIs stem from our nation's struggle to provide equal educational…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education
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Nguyen, Thai-Huy; Gasman, Marybeth – History of Education, 2015
This article emphasises two major themes that address the influence of the Asian American Movement: (1) encouraging students to broaden the discourse on race and ethnic relations by redefining categories and challenging prevalent assumptions; (2) an increased tolerance and frequency in course offerings that examine and centralise the histories,…
Descriptors: Activism, Self Concept, Asian American Students, Educational History
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Nguyen, Thai-Huy; Gasman, Marybeth – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background: Within the canon of Asian American histories and histories of student activism, little attention is given to the Vietnamese students at the University of California at Irvine, who came together to advocate for the well-being of Vietnamese refugees after the end of the Vietnam War. This study examines this history and discusses the…
Descriptors: Vietnamese People, Asian American Students, History, Citizen Participation