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Data disaggregation in the study of boys and men of color: AAPIs

Posted on May 8, 2017

RISE for Boys and Men of Color webinars

Thursday, May 18, 3:00 – 4:30 pm EST
Discussant: Robert Teranishi, PhD
Topic: The significance of data disaggregation in the study of boys and men of color: Perspectives from the Asian American and Pacific Islander student population
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Despite popular misconception, AAPIs represent a wide diversity of educational and life outcomes, and face challenges unique to their ethnic subgroups and community circumstances. As such, this webinar will be focused on the leading indicators for the mobility and life-course outcomes of AAPI boys and men, demonstrating how sweeping generalizations about this population overlook incidents of differential access to opportunities for educational success and upward mobility. A key methodological consideration for an accurate rendering of disparate outcomes for AAPI boys and men is the use of data disaggregated at the level of ethnic subgroups. Accordingly, this webinar will touch on analyses of differences between men from various AAPI subgroups, as well as differences between men and women within AAPI subgroups. Particular attention will be given to Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander boys and men, as these groups face greater barriers to access and mobility. Although some AAPI subgroups exhibit high levels of success across mobility and life indicators, this webinar will be focused on barriers that are too often underreported, overlooked, and misrepresented through empirical research, which renders some subgroups invisible. Disaggregated data reveal the need for greater inclusion of the AAPI community in order to address the social challenges facing all men of color.

RISE for Boys and Men of Color: Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education and Equal Measure

RISE for Boys and Men of Color is a $10 million field advancement effort that aims to better understand and strategically improve the lives, experiences, and outcomes of boys and men of color in the United States. RISE spans five fields (education, health, human services and social policy, juvenile and criminal justice, and workforce development) and focuses on four populations (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Blacks, Latinos, and Native Americans). RISE is a joint initiative co-led by Equal Measure and Penn GSE’s Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education.

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