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