ERIC Number: ED416797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Diversity Works: The Emerging Picture of How Students Benefit.
Smith, Daryl G.; Gerbick, Guy L.; Figueroa, Mark A.; Watkins, Gayle Harris; Levitan, Thomas; Moore, Leeshawn Cradoc; Merchant, Pamela A.; Beliak, Haim Dov; Figueroa, Benjamin
This report presents a review of the literature and an annotated bibliography of research on the impact of campus diversity initiatives on American college students. First, an executive summary concludes that, overall, the literature suggests that diversity initiatives positively affect both minority and majority students on campus. It specifically identifies successful strategies such as programs which focus on the transition to college of underrepresented students, mentoring programs, specialized student support programs, programs which emphasize opportunities for interaction between and among student groups, and serious engagement with diversity issues in the curriculum and classroom. The two chapters of Part 1 provide a context for campus diversity research and explain the framework for searching, organizing, and analyzing the literature. Part 2 presents the research findings in four chapters which address: (1) representation inclusion and success of underrepresented populations; (2) campus climate and intergroup relations; (3) education and scholarship curriculum, teaching, and learning; and (4) institutional transformation findings on comprehensive campus commitments to diversity. A final chapter considers implications for the future. An annotated bibliography provides abstracts for over 250 related articles and books. (Also contains approximately 150 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Curriculum, College Outcomes Assessment, College Students, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Diversity (Student), Educational Environment, Higher Education, Institutional Environment, Intergroup Education, Intergroup Relations, Minority Groups, Organizational Change, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Student Development
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.