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ERIC Number: ED292425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Affirmative Action in Higher Education.
Yocom, Dorothy Jean
The current status of affirmative action on the college campus is examined. Following a definition of affirmative action, the history of and social influences on affirmative action are discussed, focusing on the actions of the executive and legislative branches of the Federal government and on court litigation that has tested and refined the concepts involved in affirmative action. The disparate-treatment method of redress under Title VII is discussed in terms of court cases against colleges, universities and other employers. Research on affirmative action in higher education, which deals primarily with student and administrator attitudes, is also reviewed. It is felt that higher education bears a responsibility to provide moral and intellectual leadership in matters of social justice such as affirmative action. A list of 27 references is included. (KM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A