This thesis project explores the student and faculty experience(s) of Asian stereotypes in a regional Midwestern university setting. Data was collected through one-on-one interviews with students—both Asian and non-Asian—and faculty of the university. Interviews were then transcribed and analyzed for emerging themes on three tiers: individually, within the interviewee's group (i.e. Asian student, non-Asian student, or faculty), and across all groups. Major themes included Asian stereotypes in the media and in pop culture, language-related stereotypes of Asians, Asian academic stereotypes (e.g. attitudes toward school, performance, etc.), and stereotypes concerning how Asian students socialize. These themes were presented from a faculty viewpoint and student viewpoints, which included Asian and non-Asian students. After discussing the emergent themes, implications for students, faculty, and university administration are addressed.
Master of Education Thesis, presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for The Master of Education degree in the College of Education and Human Service Professions by Bridget E. Park, University of Minnesota Duluth, September 2015 This item has been modified from the original to redact the signatures present.
College of Education and Human Service Professions, University of Minnesota Duluth
Park, Bridget E.
Academic Stereotypes and Asian Students in the College Classroom.
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