The 'Other' Students

Filipino Americans, Education, and Power

Edited by:
Dina C. Maramba, SUNY Binghamton
Rick Bonus, University of Washington

Published 2012

Though the Filipino American population has increased numerically in many areas of the United States, especially since the influx of professional immigrants in the wake of the 1965 Immigration Act, their impact on schools and related educational institutions has rarely been documented and examined. The Other Students: Filipino Americans, Education, and Power is the first book of its kind to focus specifically on Filipino Americans in education. Through a collection of historical and contemporary perspectives, we fill a profound gap in the scholarship as we analyze the emerging presence of Filipino Americans both as subjects and objects of study in education research and practice. We highlight the argument that one cannot adequately and appropriately understand the complex histories, cultures, and contemporary conditions faced by Filipino Americans in education unless one grapples with the specificities of their colonial pasts and presents, their unique migration and immigration patterns, their differing racialization and processes of identity formations, the connections between diaspora and community belonging, and the various perspectives offered by ethnic group-centered analysis to multicultural projects. The historical, methodological, and theoretical approaches in this anthology will be of interest to scholars, researchers, and students in disciplines which include Education, Ethnic Studies, Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Urban Studies, Public Policy, and Public Health.

Acknowledgments. Preface. Foreword, Anthony Barretto Ogilvie. Introduction: Filipino Americans as “Others”, Rick Bonus and Dina C. Maramba. PART I: HISTORICAL COORDINATES. Betwixt and Between Colonial and Postcolonial Mentality: The Critical Education of Filipino Americans, Zeus Leonardo and Cheryl E. Matias. “The Real Filipino People”: Filipino Nationhood and Encounters with the Native Other, Benito M. Vergara, Jr. Colonial Lessons: Racial Politics of Comparison and the Development of American Education Policy in the Philippines, Funie Hsu. PART II: EDUCATION AND THE MAKING OF IDENTITIES. Knowledge Construction, Transformative Academic Knowledge, and Filipino American Identity and Experience, Third Andresen. Disaggregating the College Experiences of Filipino Americans: From the Aggregate Asian American/Pacific Islander Experience, Belinda Butler Vea. Counseling Filipino American College Students: Promoting Identity Development, Optimal Mental Health, and Academic Success, Kevin L. Nadal. PART III: FILIPINO AMERICAN STUDIES AND PEDAGOGIES. Struggling to Survive: Poverty, Violence, and Invisibility in the Lives of Urban Filipina/o American Youth, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales. Theorizing From Pain, Passion, and Hope: The Making of Filipino American Curricula and Pedagogy, Patricia Espiritu Halagao. Invisible Subjects: Filipina/os in Secondary History Textbooks, Roland Sintos Coloma. Kuwento and Karaoke: Literacy Perspectives on Culture and Education, Korina Jocson. Reflections on the Contours of and Trajectory for a Critical Filipino Studies, Antonio T. Tiongson, Jr. PART IV: FILIPINO AMERICANS AND POLICIES IN EDUCATION. Filipino American Access to Public Higher Education in California and Hawai‘i, Jonathan Y. Okamura. Collective Self-Esteem and Perceptions of Family and Campus Environments Among Filipino American College Students, Reynaldo I. Monzon. Pilipinos in the Middle: Higher Education and a Sociocultural Context of Contradictions, Tracy Lachica Buenavista. Sexual Health and Responsibility: The Role of Public Schools in Filipina American Teenage Mothers’ Lives, Charlene Bumanglag Tomas. Exploring the Filipino American Faculty Pipeline: Implications for Higher Education and Filipino American College Students, Dina C. Maramba and Kevin L. Nadal. About the Editors and Contributors.