Teachers and South Asian American Students

by Punita Rice Teaching

The Aerogram - Why Research On South Asian American Students Matters

I wrote another article for The Aerogram on some of the key findings of my research on teachers and South Asian American students. Specifically, the article provides a (brief) overview of South Asian American students’ experiences in schools. Here’s the gist: Teachers don’t know much about South Asian American students. Teachers lack cultural proficiency as related to their South Asian … Read More

Why Research on South Asian American Students Matters

by Punita Rice Career

The Aerogram - Teachers Don’t Know Much About South Asian American Students

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 … Read More

Improving South Asian American Students’ Experiences (ISAASE)

by Punita Rice Career, Culture

ISAASE - Improving South Asian American Students' Experiences

Sharing some exciting news. For the past three years, I’ve been working on getting ISAASE, an outreach organization dedicated to improving South Asian American students’ experiences, off the ground. This past month, we finally launched. ISAASE is an outreach organization I started in order to address some of the issues uncovered through my research. The official aim of ISAASE is… To … Read More