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Kan, Bettie Sing Luke – 1981
This workbook is a special report on Asian Americans, part of a series on ethnic perspectives. In three chapters, it covers Asian American culture, history, and immigration experiences. Study questions for recall and analysis of the text are presented at the end of each chapter. The following topics are covered: (1) the Chinese experience; (2) the…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
Chan, Sucheng – 1982
This paper examines the migration and settlement history of Asians into the United States and the interaction of the major Asian immigrants with each other and with American society. An important thesis is that, because the differences between Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are much greater than the similarities between them, they should no…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Bilingual Education, Community Attitudes, Community Characteristics
Chin, Jean Lau – 1981
Positive stereotypes of contemporary Asian Americans have negative consequences for this minority group. The belief that Asian Americans are successful and have overcome prejudice and discrimination obscures the historical fact that legislation has curtailed Asian American civil rights and sanctioned harassment of Asians by public authorities and…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Asian Americans, Chinese Americans
Takaki, Ronald – 1989
This book uses personal narratives to illustrate the history of Asian Americans from the arrival of the first Chinese laborers in Hawaii in the nineteenth century to the recent arrival of Southeast Asian refugees in the 1960s. The histories and contributions of the following groups are outlined: (1) Japanese; (2) Chinese; (3) Koreans; (4)…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Asian Americans, Books, Educational Discrimination
Mamak, Alexander; Luce, Pat – 1982
This report provides the Pacific American perspective on the current problems and future prospects of Asian and Pacific American relations in the context of Federal assistance. The report is divided into three parts. The first emphasizes the long history of contact between Asians and Pacific Islanders in the Pacific. This history, it is argued,…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Cultural Differences, Ethnic Relations, Federal Aid
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Powers, Jane Bernard – Social Studies Review, 1989
Suggests reasons for the lack of material on Asian-American women in textbooks. Presents a study guide to accompany the film "Sewing Woman," a fictionalized documentary based on a series of Chinese American oral histories and the life of a Chinese garment worker. (DB)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
Ragaza, Angelo – 1995
The lives of 12 Asian Americans prominent in business, politics, or science are profiled for young readers. Included are biographical sketches of: (1) Ellison Onizuka, astronaut; (2) Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Nobel prize-winning astrophysicist; (3) Constance (Connie) Yu-Hwa Chung, television broadcaster; (4) Daniel Inouye, U.S. senator from…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Biographies, Broadcast Journalism, Business
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Umemoto, Karen – Amerasia Journal, 1989
In 1968 the Third World Liberation Front at San Francisco State College went on strike with demands for education more relevant and accessible to non-White communities. Five months of conflict helped establish the first school of ethnic studies in the nation. Political consciousness among Asian American students during the strike is analyzed. (VM)
Descriptors: Activism, Asian American Students, Colleges, Cultural Differences
Taylor, Earl J., Jr.; And Others – 1994
The Peoples Multicultural Almanac provides five entries for each day in the school year, September through May, organized for the following ethnic groups: (1) African Americans; (2) Asian Americans; (3) European Americans; (4) Hispanic Americans; and (5) Native Americans. The entries highlight significant social, political, historical, cultural,…
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Achievement, Childrens Literature
Portland Public Schools, OR. – 1989
This guide provides information and resources for Asian Pacific American Heritage Week, May 6-13, 1989. It is intended to support the Portland (OR) Public Schools' multicultural goal of increasing students' understanding and appreciation of the history, culture, and contributions of different geocultural groups. The document contains seven…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences
Takagi, Dana Y. – 1992
This book follows the debates over Asian-American admissions at Berkeley University (California), the University of California at Los Angeles, Brown University in Providence (Rhode Island), Stanford University (California), Harvard University in Cambridge (Massachusetts), and Princeton University (New Jersey). The book explores important…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Asian American Students, Asian Americans
Lee, Douglas W. – 1982
This paper results from a research project that investigated the problem of inter-ethnic relations between Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, as they are bound together under the label, "Asian/Pacific Americans" (APA). A basic thesis is that by identifying these two groups with one label, significant cultural and socioeconomic differences are…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships, Ethnic Relations
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Mackey, James A.; Huntzicker, William E. – Social Education, 1991
Discusses racism, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, and belated redress by the U.S. government. Traces the experiences of one typical family. Comments that bias against Asian Americans was common before the war. Concludes that recognition of this history of racism is necessary to combat present resentment of Asian…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Immigrants, Japanese Americans, National Defense
Straub, Deborah Gillan, Ed. – 1996
This volume compiles more than 230 noteworthy speeches delivered by over 130 prominent African, Asian, Native, and Hispanic Americans from the late 1700s through 1995. In bringing together these speeches, "Voices of Multicultural America" brings to life the people and events surrounding each speech with narratives that give the…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Blacks, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
Schultz, Jeffrey D., Ed.; Haynie, Kerry L., Ed.; McCulloch, Anne M., Ed.; Aoki, Andrew L., Ed. – 2000
The last 30 years of U.S. political history have seen dramatic strides in the impact that minorities play in U.S. politics. This first volume of a two-volume set addresses the historical and contemporary impact of two of the largest minority groups in the United States. Divided into two sections, the encyclopedia addresses the political struggles…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Blacks, Citizenship, Civil Rights
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