South Asian American Experiences in Schools: Brown Voices from the Classroom

South Asian American Experiences in Schools: Brown Voices from the Classroom

by Punita Chhabra Rice


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This book tells the stories of South Asian Americans in K-12 schools, through a look at their perceptions, experiences, and support needs in school, especially in context of teacher cultural proficiency and belief in "the model minority myth" (the perception of Asians as the perfect minority). This book mixes stories, quotes, and anecdotes with quantitative research in order to paint a multifaceted picture of the varied and complex experiences of Asian Americans in schools. The book examines existing scholarly and popular literature to offer deeper context, and to provide guidance for how educators, policymakers, and the community might improve experiences for South Asian American, and all students, in increasingly diverse schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781793608086
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 08/07/2019
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.27(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Punita C. Rice is an independent scholar.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: Brown Voices in Context Chapter 2: Perfect Brown Kids Chapter 3: The Myth and Students' Support Needs Chapter 4: Teacher Cultural Proficiency Chapter 5: A Roadmap Chapter 6: What to Know About Brown Kids References Appendices Index About the Author

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