ERIC Number: ED364170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
To Reclaim a Legacy of Diversity: Analyzing the "Political Correctness" Debates in Higher Education.
Schultz, Debra L.; And Others
"Political correctness" has recently been appropriated by organizations and individual advocates seeking to attack and focus negative media attention on reforms in higher education. This report documents both the facts and media distortions that have shaped almost a decade of campus debate on affirmative action, multicultural and feminist curriculum reform, and programs to diversify college campuses. The report also highlights the conditions that have given rise to an unrivaled backlash in academia. Topics addressed include media coverage of political correctness, conservative activism in higher education, liberal responses to the backlash, funding patterns, and campus violence/campus climate issues. Appendices include a chronological list of media coverage that addressed political correctness issues between 1989 and 1993, a list of activist networks of student newspapers on campuses, statistics concerning people of color and women in higher education, the addresses and phone numbers of National Council for Research on Women Member Centers throughout the country, and a list of selected guides and resources concerning integrating women of color into the curriculum. (GLR)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Conservatism, Curriculum Development, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Financial Support, Higher Education, Liberalism, Mass Media Role, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Negative Attitudes, Political Influences, Politics of Education, Resistance (Psychology), Social Action, Social Attitudes, Womens Studies
National Council for Research on Women, 530 Broadway at Spring Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10012 ($12).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Research on Women, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Diversity (Groups); Political Correctness