ERIC Number: ED331551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Underrepresentation and the Question of Diversity: Women and Minorities in the Community College.
Gillett-Karam, Rosemary; And Others
Within the context of the history of educational discrimination and related social movements in the United States, this book examines the underrepresentation of women and of racial and ethnic minorities in community college leadership. Chapter 1, "Finding Equality in Egalitarian Educational Institutions," presents the premise of the book, that community colleges have not met their responsibilities to these underrepresented groups. In chapter 2, "Confronting the Language of Diversity," the debates concerning equality and inequality, the meaning of justice, the critical role of culture, and American democracy and pluralism are explored. Chapter 3, "Women: Expression and Experience in Academic Literature," looks at the historical and philosophical premises upon which the "woman question" rests, and reviews recent findings concerning the role of women in education and leadership. In chapter 4, "Minorities: Expression and Experience in Academic Literature," the dilemmas and controversies surrounding racial and ethnic equality are scrutinized, drawing on the legal and educational histories of minority groups. Chapter 5, "Affirmative Action: Then and Now," examines the issues and politics of social movements and their challenges to the status quo. In chapter 6, "Inclusionary Practices: Highlighting Exemplary Programs," the achievements of several organizations, programs, and policies now existing throughout the United States are discussed. Chapter 7, "What the Leaders Are Saying: The Voices of Diversity," presents the views of community college leaders from underrepresented groups. Finally, chapter 8, "Getting There from Where You Are: Increasing Representation and Recognition," provides a timeline and strategies for transforming community colleges. (JMC)
Descriptors: Activism, Affirmative Action, Change Agents, Community Colleges, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Ethnic Discrimination, Ethnic Groups, Females, Feminism, Leadership, Minority Groups, Political Influences, Racial Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Social Action, Social Change, Social Influences, Two Year Colleges, Womens Education, Womens Studies
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036 ($32.50; $24.50, AACJC members).
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.