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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