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The contributions to The Asian American Educational experience examine the most significant issues and concerns in the education of Asian Americans. Contributors, all leading experts in their fields, provide theoretical discussions, practical insights and recommendations, historical perspectives and an analytical context for the many issues crucial to the education of this diverse population--controversies in higher education over alleged admissions quotas, stereotypes of Asian American students as "whiz kids", Asian Americans as the "model minority", bilingual education, education of refugee and immigrant populations, educational quality and equity. Special emphasis is given to both the historic debates which have shaped the field, and the concerns and challenges facing educators of Asian American students at both the K-12 and university level.
1. Growth and DiversityNakanishi; Part I: Historical Perspectives on the Schooling of Asian/Pacific Americans: 2. "Yellow Peril" in the Schools (I and II) Charles M. Wollenberg; 3. Politics, Education, and Language Policy: The Case of Japanese Language Schools in Hawaii John N. Hawkins; 4. Chinese American Contributions to the Educational Development of Toisan, 1910-1940 Renqiu Yu; 5. Lau v. Nichols: History of a Stuggle for Equal and Quality Education L. Ling-Chi Wang; Part II: Academic Achievement and the Model Minority Debate: 6. The Myth of Asian American Success and Its Educational Ramifications Ki-Taek Chun; 7. Education and the Socialization of Asian Americans: A Revisionist Analysis of the "Model Minority" Thesis Bob H. Suzuki; 8. Asian American Educational Achievements: A Phenomenon in Search of an Explanation Stanley Sue and Sumie Okazaki; 9. Education, Occupational Prestige, and Income of Asian Americans Herbert R.