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ERIC Number: ED367279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 69
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-880285-10-X
The Inclusive University: A New Environment for Higher Education.
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Washington, DC.
This essay on the necessity of colleges and universities to become truly inclusive institutions focuses on particular issues affecting black students. These include the concept and policy of affirmative action, the dangerous implications of "hate speech," and the exploitation of black athletes by universities. The essay urges the use of teaching and learning techniques that emphasize cooperation rather than competition, and the need for black faculty in more than token numbers. The chapter following the introduction describes the 1990s as a perilous time in which educational and economic disparities between blacks and whites must be dealt with. The next chapter provides a historical context noting the dual system of education resulting from the unclear status of historically black institutions. Issues related to access to higher education for black students are considered next and include affirmative action, recruitment, financing a college education, admission and retention, motivation, black athletes, and alternative routes to college education. The ideal inclusive university is described in the following chapter. The final chapter offers specific recommendations which address institutional commitment, public and private support, and the black community's response. (Contains 50 reference notes.) (DB)
University Press of America, Inc. 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, MD 20706 ($10.50).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.; Mobil Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Washington, DC.