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Rodriguez, Noreen Naseem; Kim, Esther June – Journal of Children's Literature, 2018
A limited number of studies have examined Asian American children's literature over the last half century. While the selection and availability of this literature has increased substantially in the last two decades, many of these texts continue to perpetuate stereotypes (Morgan, 2012), such as the overachieving model minority (Loh-Hagen, 2014) and…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Asian Americans, Picture Books, Childrens Literature
Chang, Benjamin – Online Submission, 2017
The communities that constitute the racialized category of Asian Americans consist of approximately 20 million people in the United States, or about 5% of the total population. About 20% or 4 million are of primary or secondary school age, and over 1.1 million are in higher education. Both in popular and academic discourse, "Asian…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Chen, Grace A.; Buell, Jason Y. – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2018
This paper examines historical and contemporary racializations of Asian(Americans) within the STEM system. The prevailing perception of Asian(Americans) as model minorities masks how their multiple and contradictory positionings in the STEM system perpetuate the neoliberal racial project and reproduce systems of racism and oppression. Through a…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, STEM Education, Asian American Students, Neoliberalism
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Iftikar, Jon S.; Museus, Samuel D. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
Despite the powerful influence of race and racism on the experiences and outcomes of Asian Americans in US education, coherent conceptual frameworks specifically focused on delineating how White supremacy shapes the lives of this population are difficult to find. The AsianCrit framework, grounded in Critical Race Theory (CRT) and the experiences…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Critical Theory, Race, Racial Bias
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Moses, Michele S.; Maeda, Daryl J.; Paguyo, Christina H. – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This article uses philosophical analysis to clarify the arguments and claims about racial discrimination brought forward in the recent legal challenges to affirmative action in higher education admissions. Affirmative action opponents have argued that elite institutions of higher education are using negative action against Asian American…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Asian Americans, Racial Discrimination, College Applicants
Covarrubias, Alejandro; Liou, Daniel D. – Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, 2014
This policy brief contextualizes the most recent data on mobility of Asian American students within the K to Ph.D. educational system in the new, so-called, colorblind post-racial America. Achievement data on Asian Americans are often presented in the same breath with Whites when compared to the academic achievement of African American, and…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Educational Attainment, Racial Discrimination, Stereotypes
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Bu, Liping – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
This article considers issues of race and ethnic identity experienced by immigrants and students who came to the United States from Asia. For Asian Americans, the meaning of race and ethnicity underwent significant transformations from the nineteenth through the twentieth century as perceptions of their cultural values and traits shifted in the…
Descriptors: Race, Ethnicity, Immigrants, Self Concept
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Takeda, Okiyoshi – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
Asian Pacific Americans are a racial group that is often viewed in stereotypes, most notably, as a "model minority"--a view that this group is naturally hardworking and successful unlike "other" racial and ethnic groups. Quite often, they are also neglected as U.S. citizens, whose presence and influence in American politics are…
Descriptors: United States Government (Course), Textbook Content, Introductory Courses, Disproportionate Representation
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Sue, Stanley; Cheng, Janice Ka Yan; Saad, Carmel S.; Chu, Joyce P. – American Psychologist, 2012
The U.S. Surgeon General's report "Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity--A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General" (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2001) was arguably the best single scholarly contribution on the mental health of ethnic minority groups in the United States. Over 10 years have now elapsed…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Refugees, Mental Health, Minority Groups
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Kolano, Lan – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2016
Historically, Asians have been defined by a range of negative and positive images that include the coolie, the deviant, the yellow peril, and the model minority. However, the negative images have been slowly and robustly replaced with ones that portray Asian Americans as high achievers, smart, and a model--especially when compared to other…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Cultural Traits, Self Concept, Academic Achievement
Jo, Lydia – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The often aggregated reports of academic excellence of Asian American students as a whole, compared to students from other ethnic groups offers compelling evidence that Asian Americans are more academically successful than their ethnic counterparts, particularly in the area of mathematics. These comparative data have generated many topics of…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Minority Groups, College Students, Mathematics Achievement
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Poon, OiYan; Squire, Dian; Kodama, Corinne; Byrd, Ajani; Chan, Jason; Manzano, Lester; Furr, Sara; Bishundat, Devita – Review of Educational Research, 2016
This article presents a critical review of 112 works of research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in higher education. It focuses on ways previous scholarship framed AAPIs in higher education, and specifically on how those works engaged in a sustained project of countering the model minority myth (MMM). Many publications on AAPIs…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Pacific Islanders, Higher Education, College Students
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Ishii-Kuntz, Masako; Gomel, Jessica N.; Tinsley, Barbara J.; Parke, Ross D. – Journal of Family Issues, 2010
Asian American families are often portrayed as affluent, having achieved a high level of education and occupational prestige. Despite this model-minority image, many Asian Americans suffer from economic hardship. Using a sample of 95 Asian Americans, this study examines the effect of perceived economic hardship on coping behavior, family…
Descriptors: Coping, Psychology, Asian Americans, Minority Groups
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Chen, Yung-Chi; Tryon, Georgiana Shick – Journal of Community Psychology, 2012
The present study investigated the direct and additive effects of racial minority stress and sexual minority stress on the psychological well-being among a community sample of 139 Asian American gay men. Self-esteem was tested to see whether it moderated or mediated the effects of perceived dual minority stress on psychological distress. Results…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Psychology, Asian Americans, North Americans
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Nguyen, Annie T. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2014
In this article, author Annie Nguyen describes her personal encounters with the "Model Minority Myth" as a young Vietnamese American in a doctoral program. This myth assumes that all Asian Americans are inherently smart and high achieving, which is problematic when in fact there are many Asian American individuals who perform poorly.…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Diversity, Asian American Students
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