ERIC Number: ED435291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Promise and Dilemma: Perspectives on Racial Diversity and Higher Education.
Lowe, Eugene Y., Jr., Ed.
The essays and commentaries in this volume on racial diversity and higher education are grouped into three parts. The first offers a broad perspective and an historical review of the complex history of the United States' effort to achieve racial diversity; the second notes empirical studies of the extent of racial disparities in academic preparation and performance; and the third considers racial diversity from a broad societal viewpoint. The essays and commentaries are: (1) "Promise and Dilemma: Incorporating Racial Diversity in Selective Higher Education" (Eugene Y. Lowe, Jr.); (2) "Promoting High Academic Achievement among Non-Asian Minorities" (L. Scott Miller); (3) "A Threat in the Air: How Stereotypes Shape Intellectual Identity and Performance" (Claude M. Steele); (4) "A Practitioner's View from Texas: Comments on the Essays by L. Scott Miller and Claude M. Steel" (Philip Uri Treisman); (5) "Assessment and Student Diversity: Comments on the Essays by L. Scott Miller and Claude M. Steele" (Richard J. Light); (6) "Equity and Excellence--Strange Bedfellows? A Case Study of South African Higher Education" (Mamphela Ramphele); (7) "Facing the Dilemmas of Difference: Comments on the Essay by Mamphela Ramphele" (Randall Kennedy); (8) "Problematics of Affirmative Action: A View from California" (Neil J. Smelser); and (9) "What a University Can Learn and Teach about Conflict and Difference: Comments on the Essay by Neil J. Smelser" (Chang-Lin Tien). An epilogue by the editor completes the volume. (Individual papers contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Affirmative Action, College Admission, Diversity (Student), Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Racial Factors, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
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Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa