ERIC Number: ED199355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Education for, by, and of Asian/Pacific Americans, I.
Mizokawa, Donald T.; Morishima, James K.
Research Review of Equal Education, v3 n3 Sum 1979
This report discusses several perspectives on Asian/Pacific Americans and the educational issues that relate to them. It begins by providing a definition of "Asian/Pacific American," an historical account of their immigration, and a discussion of minority status and cultural relativism. A number of studies and personal experiences that demonstrate stereotypic attitudes and prejudice against Asian/Pacific Americans are cited. The report then analyzes the educational needs and experiences of the Asian American community. The issues of language, self concept, ethnic stereotypes, and curriculum bias are addressed. It is claimed that textbooks offer a negative and stereotypical view of Asians, and that ethnic studies programs, as presently structured, are unable to correct these distortions. The importance of person-environment match in the education and social adjustment of Asian/Pacific minorities is stressed. (APM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Asian Americans, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Differences, Cultural Images, Educational Discrimination, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Bias, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Stereotypes, Ethnic Studies, Immigrants, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Self Concept, Social Discrimination, Textbook Bias
Horace Mann Bond Center for Equal Education, School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Room 2220, University Library, Amherst, MA 01003 ($4.00 plus postage).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.