The Quest for Equity in Higher Education
Toward New Paradigms in an Evolving Affirmative Action Era
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A critical examination of current sociopolitical issues surrounding equity and diversity and their impact on higher education.
Investigating the role of equity, diversity, and affirmative action in colleges and universities in the United States, this book critically examines the issues in light of public debates, voter referenda, and legislative enactments seeking to influence public policy. The contributors argue that providing information and critical skills to students and scholars, preparing students for the world of work (especially in a rapidly changing technological environment), and generating new research and knowledge bases are missions of higher education that can be enhanced with affirmative action as a form of equity.
Beverly Lindsay is Dean of the University Office of International Programs and Professor of Higher Education and Policy Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. She is the editor of several books, including African Migration and National Development, and with Mark B. Ginsburg, The Political Dimension in Teacher Education: Comparative Perspectives on Policy Formation, Socialization, and Society. Manuel J. Justiz is Dean of the College of Education, Lee Hage Jamail Regents Chair in Education, and A. M. Aikin Regents Chair in Education Leadership at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the coeditor, with Reginald Wilson and Lars G. Björk, of Minorities in Higher Education, and with Lars G. Björk, of Higher Education: Research and Public Policy.