The councilman owns a hahgwan, go figure…
Archive for December, 2010
A book out by Robert Chao Romero, who was on my dissertation committee. An absolutely great guy (and like my brother-in-law and other distinguished angelenos, an alum of hacienda heights unified): http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/BOOKS/bid2249.htm
UCLA feature on RCR: http://www.today.ucla.edu/portal/ut/discovery-of-his-own-roots-leads-186506.aspx
I’ve told more or less everyone so I may as well post it here: I’ll be moving in the summer to DC to take a position as an Assistant Professor in the [to be renamed and reconfigured] Department of [something] in the College of Education [name staying the same as far as I know] at the University of Maryland, College Park [name also staying the same]. To make things even more confusing, I will be the SECOND Julie Park to work at UMCP, which means I’ll have to start using my middle initial a lot more.
I’m excited but it’s bittersweet–have had fantastic support from colleagues, students, and community here at Miami. As I told my students–I’m not gone yet, so they’re stuck with me for another semester.
Background/Context: The United States is currently undergoing a period of unprecedented immigration, with the majority of new arrivals coming from Asia and Latin America, not Europe. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (APIs) represent the fastest growing racial group in the United States, and schools are again being asked to socialize newcomer students, many of whom are APIs. Yet, even as the United States becomes more racially diverse, the national mindset regarding immigrants and immigration ranges from ambivalent to increasingly (and currently) hostile, and is often contradictory. “American” typically is imagined as “White,” and perceptions of APIs and people of color as “other” remain cemented in our collective psyche. It is this sociohistorical-political context that frames the education and socialization of Asian American citizens, immigrants, and their children.
Objective/Focus: As APIs are absorbed into the fabric of society, how will they define themselves? How will they be defined? This article begins by deconstructing the social category Asian and Pacific Islander in order to reveal the immense diversity contained under this label. The discussion illuminates both the horizontal diversity of APIs—differences between ethnic groups, and vertical diversity—differences within ethnic groups, to underscore the insufficiency of the API label. Against the diverse backdrop that APIs truly (re)present, (Asian) American education framed by three curricular contexts in the United States—the major reforms of the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, culturally relevant pedagogy, and the “model minority” mythology—is theorized using postcolonial theory as an analytic lens. The article concludes with thoughts on how APIs can resist domination and what might be sites of resistance in schools or society.
From a fwd:
This is to inform you that the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register on December 8, 2010 its notice inviting applications for designation as an AANAPISI. The deadline for transmittal of applications is January 31, 2011. All institutions interested in applying for a new FY 2011 AANAPISI grant must apply for eligibility designation in FY 2011. Any institution interested in applying for a grant under this program must first be designated as an eligible institution. For more information on this announcement, please visit: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-12-08/pdf/2010-30817.pdf
Or (Carter, 2010) I guess
articles don’t get accepted. From the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, but a lot applies to any social science journal:
is bad writing that was rewritten. brilliant.
New article out, co-authored with Lisa Millora: http://journals.naspa.org/jsarp/vol47/iss4/art3/
This article explores how the concept of psychological well-being (PWB) relates to the religious and spiritual engagement of college students, as well as how levels of PWB vary between racial/ethnic groups over time during college. The study uses descriptive and multivariate analyses to examine PWB for White, Black, Latino/a, and Asian American students. Data were derived from the 2004 and 2007 College Students’ Beliefs and Values Survey, a longitudinal national survey examining the spiritual and religious development of college students.
For Asian American students, intellectual self-concept was the second strongest predictor of PWB besides the PWB pre-test. Previous research has documented how the mental health needs of Asian American students often go undetected because of the model minority stereotype: the presumption that all Asian American students are academically successful (Lee, 1996). Contrary to popular belief, previous research points to surprisingly low retention rates for subsets of the Asian American population (Kidder, 2006). The intellectual self-concept of all students is challenged by the ups and downs of college life, like failing a test for the first time or having to change majors. However, because of the strong pressure to live up to the model minority stereotype and familial expectations, such challenges may be especially difficult for Asian American students; their intellectual self-concept may be particularly intertwined with their sense of self and wellness.