Higher Education and Second-Generation Filipinos in Canada

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  • Title: Higher Education and Second-Generation Filipinos in Canada: A Critical Analysis of the Literature
  • Author(s): Christa Sato, David Este
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Community Diversity
  • Keywords: Filipino Males, Canadian, Diaspora, Educational Outcomes, Second Generation, University Educational Attainment, Post-Secondary
  • Volume: 17
  • Issue: 1
  • Year: 2017
  • ISSN: 2327-0004 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2327-2147 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-0004/CGP/v17i01/1-14
  • Citation: Sato, Christa, and David Este. 2017. "Higher Education and Second-Generation Filipinos in Canada: A Critical Analysis of the Literature." The International Journal of Community Diversity 17 (1): 1-14. doi:10.18848/2327-0004/CGP/v17i01/1-14.
  • Extent: 14 pages

Abstract

It is anticipated with the increase in the annual intake of immigrants that Canadian society will continue to become more diverse from an ethno-cultural, linguistic, and religious perspective. From both a scholarly and practice standpoint, it is critical to track the educational outcomes of children of immigrants in order to understand long-term integration patterns. Filipinos in particular are a group in Canadian society that is experiencing less-than-expected outcomes related to university educational attainment. This article provides a critical race and gender analysis of Canadian literature that concentrates on the following topics: 1) who constitutes the second generation; 2) educational attainment of second-generation children of immigrants; 3) educational attainment of second-generation Filipinos; and 4) post-secondary educational attainment of Filipino males. The article concludes with a discussion of potential areas of research focused on varying aspects related to the post-secondary educational achievements of second-generation Filipinos in Canada.