South Asian American Experiences in Schools:
Brown Voices from the Classroom

Available for pre-order from Rowman & Littlefield, Amazon and wherever books are sold!

“…a must-read not only for South Asian American students and educators, but also for anyone who teaches or works in… education today… has brought crucial attention to the complex realities of being a Brown student in American schools.”

— Ajay Nair, President, Arcadia University

About South Asian American Experiences

South Asian American Experiences in Schools: Brown Voices from the Classroom by Dr. Punita C. Rice tells the stories of South Asian Americans in K-12 schools, through a look at their perceptions, experiences, and support needs in school, especially in context of teacher cultural proficiency and belief in “the model minority myth” (the perception of Asians as the perfect minority). This book mixes stories, quotes, and anecdotes with quantitative research in order to paint a multifaceted picture of the varied and complex experiences of Asian Americans in schools. The book examines existing scholarly and popular literature to offer deeper context, and to provide guidance for how educators, policymakers, and the community might improve experiences for South Asian American, and all students, in increasingly diverse schools.

The book, based on Dr. Rice’s study on South Asian Americans’ K-12 experiences and perceptions, offers insight into what it means to be South Asian American in schools today.


The book is now available for pre-order from Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, and wherever books are sold.

About Rowman & Littlefield

Rowman & Littlefield is a leading independent publisher focusing on Academic publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Educational publishing, and publishing Government data, and has partnerships with The American Council on Education, the American Association for State and Local History, The American Foreign Policy Council, the Smithsonian Institution, The Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and has offices outside of Washington, DC, New York City, Toronto, London, and more. Their imprint Lexington Books publishes specialized research “essential to advancing scholarship,” and takes great pride in publishing high quality peer-reviewed works that make a significant contribution to scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. You can learn more about Rowman & Littlefield here, and learn more about recent publications from Lexington Books here.


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