The Academic and Social Value of Ethnic Studies - A Research Review by Christine E. Sleeter National Education Association
What is the value of ethnic studies in schools and universities? Supporters say ethnic
studies promotes respect and understanding among races, supports student success, and teaches critical thinking skills. Critics, however, increasingly question the relevance of ethnic studies education programs in the post-integration era.
• What do we know from prior research and practice about ethnic studies,
especially as they relate to student achievement and narrowing achievement gaps?
• Are there ways to examine and talk about what we have learned that will enable
us to apply those lessons to creating and establishing ethnic studies programs that
support student and teacher learning?
The Danger of a Single Story - TED Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
Asian Americans Pt I
Asian Americans is a five-hour PBS film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today. As America becomes more diverse, and divided, its people face unimaginable challenges. How can we best move forward together? This series will cast a new perspective on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation’s story.
Asian Americans Pt II
There are over 30 lessons written for the grade levels: 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. To participate the teachers and school register with the program so that students and teachers can view the video and lesson before the students participate.
Asian Americans - Then and Now: Linking the Past to thePresent
This Asia Society site has essays and video material for teachers related to the long history for Asians across America. A major goal for the resources is to teach for global understanding.
Asian American Milestones
The United States' more than 20 million Asian Americans have roots in more than 20 countries in Asia and India. The Pew Research Center has determined that Chinese, Indian, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese makeup about 85 percent of today’s Asian American population. The History Channel provides a descriptive timeline of key events related to the migration of Asians to the U.S.