ERIC Number: ED366692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Dialogues for Diversity: Community and Ethnicity on Campus. The Project on Campus Community and Diversity.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
This book is designed to help groups of individuals on campuses initiate and conduct focused discussions of the role of ethnic diversity in the daily lives of students at colleges and universities. The volume contains a variety of discussion materials including extended case studies; short case studies and exercises termed "thought experiments"; dialogues termed "dilemmas"; topical essays; and quotations from students, faculty members, and administrators termed "voices of experience." Seven areas of concern in which ethnic diversity is examined include the following: (1) institutional mission and diversity; (2) strengthening the institutional community and academic values; (3) diversity and educational quality; (4) campus climate; (5) student development and ethnic identity; (6) the role of the faculty; and (7) the leadership needed for beneficial diversity. The final section offers suggestions intended to be helpful in making organized discussions candid and to be useful in dealing with such matters as times, places, formats, ground rules, and selection of materials. Contains an index. (GLR)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Role, College Students, Colleges, Counseling Services, Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy, Educational Quality, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Relations, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Leadership Responsibility, Minority Groups, Outreach Programs, Universities
Oryx Press, 4041 North Central at Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012-3397 ($16.50).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: James G. Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.