Robert T. Teranishi: IGE Recommends Steps to Improve Data on Racial and Ethnic Diversity

June 13, 2017

A new report that was co-organized by the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at UCLA offers a conceptual lens and actionable steps for organizations, institutions, and states to improve data practices and more accurately capture and represent the nation’s racial and ethnic diversity. Professor of Education Robert T. Teranishi, who co-directs IGE, and IGE researchers Cynthia M. Alcantar, Edward R. Curammeng, Edwin Hernandez, Victoria Kim, Bach Mai Dolly Nguyen, Mike Hoa Nguyen, and Audrey D. Paredes, participated in The Racial Heterogeneity Project, which is made up of leading educational researchers and supported by the ACT Center for Equity in Learning.


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Researchers Look to Census Data for Keys to Improving Educational Outcomes

June 25, 2017

A report issued from the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at UCLA and the ACT Center for Equity in Learning highlights the nation’s racial and ethnic diversity and provides ways for data-collecting agencies to improve their methods.

The report, titled “The Racial Heterogeneity Project: Implications for Educational Research, Practice, and Policy,” examines racial inequity in education and offers recommendations based on research about structural barriers that need to be overcome in order to improve educational outcomes for racial groups.

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Robert T. Teranishi: IGE Co-Director Co-Hosts 2nd iCount Symposium at White House


October 16, 2015

The 2015 iCount Symposium with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) in Washington D.C., Sept. 14-15, co-hosted byUCLA’s Institute for Immigration, Globalization & Education (IGE) and the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE). More than 100 participants including students, deans and presidents of colleges, institutional researchers, congressional staffers, and representatives from foundations and advocacy organizations from across the nation and U.S. territories to address the need for educational equity through the collection and utilization of better data.

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iCount: Equity through Representation Symposium Explores the Power of Data Disaggregation in the Educational Equity Movement

September 14, 2015

Today marks the start of the iCount: Equity through Representation symposium, a convening of over 100 representatives from educational institutions and philanthropic and community organizations to bring attention to the need for data disaggregation to better represent and support the unique academic needs of a diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) student population in education.

This event, hosted by the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders in partnership with CARE, builds upon an inaugural 2013 symposium that highlighted the critical need for data disaggregation for AAPI students and provided the opportunity to share best practices for implementing systems at educational institutions. This second iCount convening will explore the progress made since the first symposium as well as opportunities for regional and local collaboration.

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PBS: These Groups of Asian-Americans Rarely Attend College, but California is Trying to Change That

May 21, 2015
FRESNO, Calif. – Like many students, Trong Chang has dreamed of going away to graduate school after she gets her bachelor’s degree.

But Hmong women just don’t do that.

Chang, a 22-year-old psychology student at California State University Fresno who grew up in this Central Valley city, chose to study close to home, and she’ll probably remain on campus for her master’s degree. But for someone from an ethnic group that contradicts the Asian-American “model minority” myth, even this is a rare achievement.

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Diverse: Educational Strategies Overlook AAPI Diversity

May 11, 2015

When one thinks of Asian Americans, for most people what comes to mind are well-educated, high-income earners; overachievers; and hard workers whose children are destined for spots at elite Ivy League schools.

But this model minority perception is just that: a perception. It also overlooks one big issue: Asian Americans are far from homogenous.

“­The Asian American Pacific Islander community is comprised of over 48 different ethnicities,” notes Joy Yoo, associate director of marketing and communications for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, a Washington, D.C.- based organization that provides hundreds of scholarships each year to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). “­There are hundreds of different languages. It’s very diverse. ­There’s also immense diversity in need and immense diversity in educational need.”

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New Report Arms Minority Serving Institutions With Relevancy-Focused Data

April 17, 2014

A recent report published by the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) and the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) on three Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) marks a seminal shift in our understanding of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).

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