Why Research on South Asian American Students Matters

by Dr. Punita Rice Academia

I wrote an article for The Aerogram on why research on South Asian American students matters. Here’s an excerpt:

There is a lack of distinction made between different kinds of Asians in existing literature, and a particular dearth of existing literature on South Asian American students. This means teachers can’t really understand these students’ cultures, and thus can’t provide culturally responsive instruction to these students.

Worse, they may not even try to — since many teachers believe the model minority stereotype about Asian students, they might be especially likely to overlook their South Asian American students’ needs, figuring they don’t need extra help or support.

If you’d like to read the whole thing, you can do so here.

P.S. – Information about my outreach organization, ISAASE.

About the Author

Dr. Punita Rice

Facebook Twitter

Dr. Punita Rice is a wife and mama, an education researcher, a writer, the founder and director of ISAASE, and an advisor with Johns Hopkins University School of Education's Doctor of Education program. Her work centers around multicultural education and equity, and South Asian American experiences in school. You can read more about Punita and her work here. Punita also writes about life, culture, education, and motherhood here on her blog. She works from home in Maryland, and drinks a great deal of coffee.