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Transformative Practices for Minority Student Success: Accomplishments of Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (Hardback)
  • Transformative Practices for Minority Student Success: Accomplishments of Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (Hardback)

Transformative Practices for Minority Student Success: Accomplishments of Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 28/02/2020
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Between 2000 and 2015 the Asian American Pacific Islander population grew from nearly 12 million to over 20 million-at 72% percent recording the fastest growth rate of any major ethnic and racial group in the US.

This book, the first to focus wholly on Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Institutions (AANAPISIs) and their students, offers a corrective to misconceptions about these populations and documents student services and leadership programs, innovative pedagogies, models of community engagement, and collaborations across academic and student affairs that have transformed student outcomes. The contributors stress the importance of disaggregating this population that is composed of over 40 ethnic groups that vary in immigrant histories, languages, religion, educational attainment levels, and socioeconomic status.

This book recognizes there is a large population of underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander college students who are in severe need of attention given their educational disparities. The contributors describe effective practices that enable instructors to validate the array of students' specific backgrounds and circumstances within the contexts of developing such skills as writing, leadership and cross-cultural communication for their class cohorts as a whole. They demonstrate that paying attention to the diversity of student experiences in the teaching environment enriches the learning for all. The timeliness of this volume is important because of the keen interest across the nation for creating equitable environments for our increasingly diverse students.

This book serves as an important resource for predominantly white institutions who are admitting greater numbers of API and other underrepresented students. It also offers models for other minority serving institutions who face similar complexities of multiple national or ethnic groups within their populations, provides ideas and inspiration for the AANAPISI community, and guidance for institutions considering applying for AANAPISI status and funding. This book is for higher education administrators, faculty, researchers, student affairs practitioners, who can learn from AANAPISIs how to successfully engage and teach students with widely differing cultural backgrounds and educational circumstances.

Publisher: Stylus Publishing
ISBN: 9781642670165
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


"This book is critical for realizing that campus settings are mutable points of intervention--sites of possibilities for responding to the impediments encountered by low-income AAPI students. Through a deeper understanding of AANAPISIs, we learn more about the unique needs and challenges of low-income AAPI college students, as well as the institutions that serve them, and how this information is relevant to the growing body of knowledge regarding MSIs overall. And, with a comprehensive review of student services and programs, culturally responsive pedagogy, cultivation of student leadership and development, and cross campus collaboration within AANAPISIs, this book offers glimpse into their potential and why AANAPISIs are important to the future of higher education."

--Robert T. Teranishi, Morgan and Helen Chu Endowed Chair in Asian American Studies "University of California, Los Angeles "

"For far too long the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) student population has been left out of conversations about student success, forgotten due to the model minority myth. Maramba and Fong have brought to the surface key issues for all in higher education to discuss and learn from. The group of authors they have assembled have both the scholarly background and practice-based knowledge to help the field move forward in its understanding of AAPI students and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions."

--Marybeth Gasman, Judy & Howard Berkowitz Professor of Education "University of Pennsylvania "

"A first of its kind, this book will become an essential read for colleges and universities that educate Asian American, Native American and Pacific Islander students. The chapter authors offer asset-based practices that can and should be used by practitioners striving to undo the historical remnants of whiteness that continue to hinder the success of those who are racially minoritized."

--Gina Ann Garcia, Associate Professor, Administrative and Policy Studies "University of Pittsburgh "

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