Voices of the invisible: Education policy promoting Asian American youths

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The objective of this commentary is to call attention to the importance of education policy that promotes Asian American (AA) communities. I argue AA communities have not received enough attention in the domain of education policy primarily due to the stereotypes embedded in the dominant “model minority myth” and “perpetual foreigner ideology.” Furthermore, I discuss how the exclusion and misrepresentation of AA communities lead to civic and political alienation of AA youths, in addition to physical and psychological violence toward these populations. I conclude by proposing research questions related to promoting AA actors in education policymaking.

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Jang, S. B. (2022). Voices of the invisible: Education policy promoting Asian American youths. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 30, (90). https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.30.7167
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Soo Bin Jang, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Soo Bin Jang is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Her research is focused on critical analysis of policy environments that affect civic participation of Asian youths in the United States and international contexts.