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Nguyen, Mike Hoa; Chang, Connie Y.; Kim, Victoria; Gutierrez, Rose Ann E.; Le, Annie; Dumas, Denis; Teranishi, Robert T. – Educational Researcher, 2020
The Coalition of Asian American Associations (CAAA) and Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE), two small but vocal groups of Asian Americans, have argued against affirmative action practices. One of their more prominent claims is that Asian American applicants who are not accepted and do not attend their first-choice colleges face a…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, College Admission, College Choice, College Applicants
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Alcantar, Cynthia M.; Pazich, Loni Bordoloi; Teranishi, Robert T. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
The persistent stereotypes of Asian-American students being highly academically successful and not needing support presents a unique context for which to study institutions with a critical mass of low-income Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). This critical ethnographic case study examines practitioners' meaning-making of the federal…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Minority Group Students
Nguyen, Bach Mai Dolly; Nguyen, Mike Hoa; Chan, Jason; Teranishi, Robert T. – National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education, 2016
In 2013, the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) launched iCount: A Data Quality Movement for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Higher Education, a collaborative effort with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) and with generous support from the…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Pacific Islanders, Educational Quality, College Students
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Kim, Victoria; Alcantar, Cynthia Maribel; Teranishi, Robert T. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
With high numbers of immigrant students enrolled in community colleges it is important "institutional agents" (Dowd, Pak, Bensimon, 2013) support the unique needs of immigrant students to increase college transfer and degree completion. Using the "funds of knowledge" framework (Gonzalez, Moll & Amanti, 2005), this study…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Needs, Asian American Students
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Teranishi, Robert T.; Kim, Victoria – Educational Forum, 2017
With the rapidly changing demography of the United States, there is a need for greater attention to expanding opportunities and reducing barriers to education for all. This article focuses on one of the nation's fastest-growing immigrant groups--Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). A case study of a program at a community college shows…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Demography, Case Studies
Teranishi, Robert T.; Martin, Margary; Pazich, Loni Bordoloi; Alcantar, Cynthia M.; Nguyen, Bach Mai Dolly; Curammeng, Edward R.; Nguyen, Mike Hoa; Chan, Jason – National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education, 2015
Extant research on scholarship programs provides foundational knowledge on student enrollment patterns, different types of programs and their students, and outcomes for scholarship recipients in different sectors of higher education. Despite this growing body of research, however, looming questions remain about the measurable impact of scholarship…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Pacific Americans, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Nguyen, Mike Hoa; Chan, Jason; Nguyen, Bach Mai Dolly; Teranishi, Robert T. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2018
This mixed methods study examines the institutional mechanisms related to ethnicity that shape the differential experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students. By conducting in-depth interviews with AAPI students as well as analyzing data from the University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey, this study sought to…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Campuses, College Environment, Asian American Students
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Nguyen, Bach Mai Dolly; Noguera, Pedro; Adkins, Nathan; Teranishi, Robert T. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Research on the school discipline gap reveals growing awareness of the disproportionate impact on students of color; however, dynamics of the racial discipline gap remain underanalyzed. This article uses risk ratios to descriptively establish if ethnic disproportionality in school discipline is present among Asian American and Pacific Islander…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Discipline, Asian American Students, Pacific Americans
Nguyen, Bach Mai Dolly; Nguyen, Mike Hoa; Teranishi, Robert T.; Hune, Shirley – Educational Testing Service, 2015
Utilizing disaggregated data from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Educational Research Data Center (ERDC), this report offers a deeper and more nuanced perspective on the educational realities of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students and reinforces the need for disaggregated data to unmask the…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Pacific Islanders, Student Needs, Educational Opportunities
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Teranishi, Robert T. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
As the global work environment continues to evolve, the United States needs to increase its human capital in order remain economically competitive. Whether the nation can meet the demands of the global economy and maintain its standing as a global leader will be tied inextricably to its ability to increase the proportion of Americans with advanced…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Pacific Islanders, Global Approach, Work Environment
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Teranishi, Robert T.; Behringer, Laurie B.; Grey, Emily A.; Parker, Tara L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2009
In this article, the authors offer critical race theory (CRT) as an alternative theoretical perspective that permits the examination and transcendence of conceptual blockages, while simultaneously offering alternative perspectives on higher education policy and practice and the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) student population. The…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Pacific Islanders, Asian Americans
Teranishi, Robert T. – Teachers College Press, 2010
Highly respected scholar Robert Teranishi draws on his vast research to present this timely and compelling examination of the experience of Asian Americans in higher education. "Asians in the Ivory Tower" explores why and how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are important to our nation's higher education priorities and places the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Race, Multicultural Education, Pacific Islanders
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Teranishi, Robert T.; Ceja, Miguel; Antonio, Anthony Lising; Allen, Walter Recharde; McDonough, Patricia M. – Review of Higher Education, 2004
This study examines differential college-choice behavior and outcomes among Asian Pacific American (APA) student subpopulations with the goal of examining the extent to which the Asian American population is, in fact, a homogeneous "model minority" in college destinations and decision-making processes. The results suggest that their postsecondary…
Descriptors: College Choice, Ethnicity, Student Behavior, Pacific Americans
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Teranishi, Robert T. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2002
Used critical race theory to explore similarities and differences in Chinese- and Filipino-American high school students' racial and ethnic experiences and in their college aspirations. Examines how racial and ethnic experiences influenced their processes of developing and realizing their postsecondary aspirations. Between-group differences…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Asian American Students, Chinese Americans, College Bound Students
Nguyen, Bach Mai Dolly; Alcantar, Cynthia M.; Curammeng, Edward R.; Hernandez, Edwin; Kim, Victoria; Paredes, Audrey D.; Freeman, Rachel; Nguyen, Mike Hoa; Teranishi, Robert T. – ACT, Inc., 2017
As the United States continues to grow and the composition of its population shifts, expanding opportunity and reducing barriers to education must be a national priority. An essential first step toward greater educational equality is a deeper understanding of the fundamental changes in the demographic composition of the nation. Consider, for…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Quality