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Critically Examining the Discourse of Urban Asian American and Pacific Islander Achievement

dc.contributor.advisorHofwolt, Clifford
dc.contributor.authorLee, Lisa
dc.descriptionTeaching and Learning Department Capstone projecten_US
dc.description.abstractThe practice of critical discourse analysis examines the relationship between language, institutions, and power. This capstone essay critically examines the bimodal, culture-bound, racialized discourses to describe both high and low academic achievement in urban Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students and institutionally position them using deterministic and oversimplistic stereotypes in school and society. As it currently stands, the discourse of urban AAPI education relies on dichotomous identities of the model minority or the urban delinquent to explain achievement. These identities are embedded in racializing discourses that are critiqued for emphasizing anthropological explanations of culture clash and assimilation-opposition typologies. The underlying ideologies, pervasiveness in urban school culture, and disempowering impacts of this discursive positioning on the racial and academic identity development of urban AAPI youth are explored. Furthermore, culturally responsive practices are proposed as potential teaching strategies to create dynamic, diversified discourses that accurately represent urban AAPI academic experiences.en_US
dc.publisherVanderbilt University. Peabody Collegeen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 United States*
dc.subjectdiscourse analysisen_US
dc.subjectAsian American and Pacific Islanderen_US
dc.subjectcritical race theoryen_US
dc.subjectracializing discourseen_US
dc.subjectculturally responsive pedagogyen_US
dc.subjectmodel minorityen_US
dc.subject.lcshAsian Americans -- Educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshPacific Islander Americans -- Educationen_US
dc.titleCritically Examining the Discourse of Urban Asian American and Pacific Islander Achievementen_US
dc.description.collegePeabody College of Education and Human Developmenten_US
dc.description.departmentDepartment of Teaching and Learningen_US

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