ERIC Number: EJ635281
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Classroom: Does It Promote Student Learning?
Terenzini, Patrick T.; Cabrera, Alberto F.; Colbeck, Carol L.; Bjorklund, Stefani A.; Parente, John M.
Journal of Higher Education, v72 n5 p509-31 Sep-Oct 2001
Defendants of affirmative action are asked to demonstrate that race-sensitive admissions policies and diversity produce educational benefits for all students. This study found that the racial/ethnic composition of a classroom may indeed be related to the development of students' problem-solving and group skills. The nature of that effect, however, may be curvilinear. (Author/EV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: An earlier version was presented at the meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (San Antonio, TX, November 1999).