Entries by NANCY MCNAMARA

Group Finds Research Lacking for Asian/Pacific Islander Students

June 27, 2011 As a group, Asian American and Pacific islander students often perform at the top of all student groups on the National Assessment of Educational Progress and other assessments, yet the perception of these students as a “model minority” has led to less nuanced research on one of the most diverse racial groups […]

Is the ‘Model Minority’ really just a myth?

June 17, 2010 A report released yesterday challenges the idea that Asian-American students are all succeeding in higher education. “The reality is the prevailing model minority myth is inaccurate, misleading, and damaging,” says the report, by the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education. Read More →

Report busts misconceptions of API students in higher education

June 17, 2010 On June 16, the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) hosted a national media conference call to release and discuss its report, “Federal Higher Education Policy Priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community.” The report was written by CARE with support from the Asian […]

Report Reveals Common Misconceptions About Needs of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Students in Higher Education

June 14, 2010 On Wednesday, June 16, 2010, the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) will host a national media conference call to release and discuss its report, “Federal Higher Education Policy Priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community.” The report was written by CARE with support […]

Asian-American achievements mask disparity

June 10, 2008 Can a good stereotype be bad?  That’s the question addressed in a new report from the College Board and New York University investigating the academic performance of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. Read More →

Challenging Beliefs on Asian-American Students

June 10, 2008 Three “pervasive and core fictions” undermine the development of education policy with regard to Asian American students, according to a report released Monday by the College Board and a national commission of experts on Asian-American education. Read More →

College Board Debunks “Model Minority” Myth

June 10, 2008 There is no model minority group, and access to higher education remains as much of a challenge for many Asian Americans as it is for other underrepresented groups, researchers said Monday at a press briefing to release a groundbreaking report. Read More →

‘Model minority’ myth hides reality

June 10, 2008 The success of some Asian American and Pacific Islander college students has given rise to a myth of the “model minority” that obscures important differences within a diverse population whose educational needs are often neglected, according to a report released Monday. Read More →