ERIC Number: ED486351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Achieving Diversity: Race-Neutral Alternatives in American Education
US Department of Education
This report, illustrates the rich variety of race-neutral alternatives now available. The Department of Education hopes to make clear that postsecondary student body diversity is in many respects a secondary school--and even a primary school--challenge and that the most vigorous approaches to postsecondary diversity begin with a commitment to developing a pool of students equipped not only to attend but to thrive in college, to graduate from college within a reasonable period and to profit from their educational experience. Approaches that focus exclusively on the admissions process, without regard to student development both prior and subsequent to admission, can never provide more than partial remedies. The goal of the report is to provide a catalogue of both developmental and admissions-oriented race-neutral approaches, and it highlights some of the promising strategies. The purpose behind providing this catalogue is to set out as much information as possible for institutions that are considering what best suits their individual circumstances in light of their own goals.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Admission, Affirmative Action, Student Diversity, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Equal Education, Partnerships in Education, Outreach Programs, Access to Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Primary Education
Authoring Institution: Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Cited: ED561144