ERIC Number: ED453766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
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Beyond Affirmative Action: Reframing the Context of Higher Education.
Ibarra, Robert A.
Based on extensive interviews with Latino and Latina students and faculty, this book introduces a theory of "multicontextuality" that proposes that many people learn better when teachers emphasize whole systems of knowledge and that education can create its greatest successes by offering and accepting many approaches to teaching and learning. The chapters are: (1) Critical Junctures for Change; (2) The Latino Study: Reconceptualizing Culture and Changing the Dynamics of Ethnicity; (3) Multicontexuality: "A Hidden Dimension in Higher Education"; (4) The Graduate School Experience: Ethnicity in Transformation; (5) 'They Really Forget Who They Are': "Latinos and Academic Organizational Culture"; (6) Latinos and Latinas Encountering the Professoriate; (7) Teaching, Testing, and Measuring Intelligence: "Uncovering the Evidence That Cultural Context Is Important"; and (8) Reframing the Cultural Context of the Academy: "A New Infrastructure for Teaching, Learning, and Institutional Change." Three appendixes list institutions attended by interview subjects, a chart of graduate enrollment, and a list of Latino faculty issues. (Contains 11 tables and 422 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Context Effect, Educational Change, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Interviews, Learning, Multicultural Education, Teaching Methods
University of Wisconsin Press, Customer Service Department, c/o Chicago Distribution Center, 1130 S. Langley Ave., Chicago, IL 60628 (hardcover: ISBN-0-299-16900-6, $59.95; paperback: ISBN-0-299-16904-9, $24.95). Tel: 773-568-1550; Web site: http://www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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