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ERIC Number: ED430514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 140
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-878380-88-5
ISSN: ISSN-0884-0040
Enacting Diverse Learning Environments: Improving the Climate for Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Higher Education. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report, Vol. 26, No. 8.
Hurtado, Sylvia; Milem, Jeffrey; Clayton-Pedersen, Alma; Allen, Walter
This document is intended to provide the higher education community with information from recent and classic research studies that can serve as a guide to improving the climate for diversity on campus. The first section of the report examines the literature on campus climate for diversity, the experiences of various racial/ethnic groups, and the effect of campus climate educational outcomes. Following sections (1) set out the research framework; (2) examine the historical legacy of inclusion and exclusion; (3) examine the impact of structural diversity resulting from the increased complexity of diverse student enrollments and problems associated with diversifying faculty; (4) review the psychological climate and the impact of discrimination and perceptions of climate on students; (5) examine the behavioral dimensions of institutional climate, including student involvement and intergroup relations, classroom environment, curricular change, campus race relations and social interaction, and participation in racial/ethnic student organizations and minority support programs; (6) link institutional climate for diversity with the general learning environment; (7) provide some principles for improving campus climate for diversity; (8) give some examples of current efforts at various institutions; and (9) conclude with a plan for action in which everyone has a role in improving campus climate. (Contains approximately 250 references.) (CH)
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Publication Type: Books; ERIC Publications; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For a digest of this report, see ED 430 513.