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Asian American Pedagogy

Asian American pedagogy refers to the special approach to teaching and learning associated with activists in the Asian American movement and the founders of Asian American studies in the late 1960s. The pedagogy is liberatory and enables Asian Americans to overcome oppression. Thus, embedded in this approach is a commitment to social justice and the conviction that people have the power to change their communities. Today, this pedagogy is practiced mainly in two settings: in Asian American studies classes in colleges around the United States and by community groups, such as immigrant worker centers, advocacy organizations, youth organizing projects, and women's centers. Asian American pedagogy is eclectic and draws from companion programs in ethnic studies as well as from freedom schools of the civil ...

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