"The contributors in this significant and timely volume challenge educators to question previously held misconceptions and to obtain necessary, essential knowledge of Asian Pacific American culture to better serve this student population."
"This book is particularly useful to educators for its example of the role that long-term community-based and ethnographic research can play in transforming schooling."
"As a detailed study of applied ethnography in on local context, this book should be valuable for all professionals working cross culturally, especially in communities with a legacy of oppression and assimilation."
"...a comprehensive analysis of the critical issues facing state policymakers in the wake of the first new federal legislation in sixty years. Bonnett has provided an astute guide to the problems as well as the opportunities that state policymakers face as they help shape this crucial industry's development into the 21st Century."
Associate professor, SUNY at Stony Brook; author of After Divestiture: The Po
and outside their classrooms....For preservice and inservice teachers, the book provides excellent examples that clearly establish the relationship between productive learning in school and cultural knowledge and experiences outside of school. For scholars and researchers, it provides an explicit example of an approach to insider-outsider collaboration in an ethnographic study of culture for the purpose of informing school practices."
Wright State University