Higher Education and Second-Generation Filipinos in Canada: A Critical Analysis of the Literature

By Christa Sato and David Este.

Published by The International Journal of Community Diversity

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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.

Keywords: Filipino Males, Canadian, Diaspora, Educational Outcomes, Second Generation, University Educational Attainment, Post-Secondary

The International Journal of Community Diversity, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp.1-14. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: January 31, 2017 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 806.755KB)).

Christa Sato

Graduate Student, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

David Este

Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada