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ERIC Number: EJ1005736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Understanding the Impact of Affirmative Action Bans in Different Graduate Fields of Study
Garces, Liliana M.
American Educational Research Journal, v50 n2 p251-284 Apr 2013
This study examines the effects of affirmative action bans in four states (California, Florida, Texas, and Washington) on the enrollment of underrepresented students of color within six different graduate fields of study: the natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, business, education, and humanities. Findings show that affirmative action bans have led to the greatest reductions in science-related fields of engineering, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. These declines pose serious long-term consequences for the United States since these fields provide specialized training critical to the nation's ability to compete effectively in a global market and for ensuring continued scientific and technological advancement. (Contains 5 tables, 1 figure, and 21 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; Texas; United States