Pacific Islander Americans, Education of

With the population of Pacific Islander Americans projected to increase by 132% between 2008 and 2050, the education of Pacific Islander Americans is of increasing importance in discussions of diversity in education. This entry begins with a description of the characteristics of the diverse group categorized as Pacific Islander Americans. It focuses on overall trends in the education of Pacific Islander Americans and concludes by describing some of the influences that have had major implications for their educational attainment.

Who Are Pacific Islander Americans?

The term Pacific Islander Americans is used to categorize people in the United States and its territories who come from—or whose ancestors came from—islands located in the vast marine expanse known as the Pacific Ocean. Along with socially constructed concepts like the Pacific, ...

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