ERIC Number: ED355869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-31
The Politics of Higher Education: Perspectives for Minorities in the 21st Century.
Obiakor, Festus E.; And Others
Minorities face a myriad of fundamental problems in educational programs. These problems are tied to ever increasing politics prevalent in higher education. Traditionally, politics has been linked to education raising questions concerning first, the role of higher education in reducing endemic problems confronting minorities, and second, the pursuit of educational goals by minority groups within the political setting. Since education continues to be the key for upward class mobility of minorities in the American society, there is a need for intrinsically engineered and institutionally established strategies that go beyond mere acceptability to productivity in higher education. Possible perspectives for minorities seeking to broaden their bases via education avenues in the future must include the development of time-management skills for goal-setting and goal-attainment of minority students. Institutions need to infuse multiculturalism into their programs through restructuring curricula, reforming testing and instruction, and adopt nontraditional methods. Four strategic phases can be identified for minorities in the 21st century: acceptance, acclimatization, responsibility and productivity. (Contains 49 references.) (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Arkansas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Spring Conference (Little Rock, AR, March 31, 1993).