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ERIC Number: ED139584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Racism, Scholarship and Cultural Pluralism in Higher Education.
Forbes, Jack D.
Education cannot be discussed apart from the social conditions surrounding it, since the school is not immune from cultural, economic, political, or class considerations. Therefore, it is extremely important to keep in mind the historical and contemporary circumstances which, in large measure, determine the function, purpose, and style of any given university or college. Thus, the struggle for racial justice in higher education aims to alter the mission, curricula, and values of the university so as to make it a culturally plural, non-racist institution. Exploratory and tentative in nature, this monograph examines the abyss which separates the perceptions and feelings of most non-whites, especially of Native Americans, from those of the dominant white elite in higher education. Topics include: the development of a mono-cultural university (e.g., the University of California); segregation and bias in institutions of higher education; ethnicity and academic life; research, scholarship and ethnic bias; the faculty's ethnicity, their creative products, and their promotion; and the future of minority groups in higher education. (NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, American Indians, Bias, College Segregation, Cultural Pluralism, Educational History, Educational Trends, Educationally Disadvantaged, Ethnic Bias, Ethnic Status, Faculty Promotion, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Personnel Integration, Power Structure, Racism, Role Conflict, School Role, Tenure, Universities
Native American Studies, University of California at Davis, Temporary Building 113, Davis, California 95616 ($0.90)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis. Tecumseh Center.
Identifiers: California; University of California