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ERIC Number: EJ762801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-25
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Sharing a Common Interest
Nealy, Michelle
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v22 n14 p42-45 Aug 2005
The philosopher's job is to provide humanity with practical solutions to reality's intrinsic problems. Many students from historically under-represented groups overlook philosophy as a career or academic major because they do not view it as a lucrative profession. The lack of role models in the discipline is another reason minority students do not flock to philosophy departments in droves. So when Dr. Howard McGary, a philosophy professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, grew weary of the lack of female and minority students in his classes and his field, he initiated an effort that would inject a healthy dose of diversity into philosophy classrooms and curricula. This article describes how a Rutgers professor finds a way to generate interest in the discipline among minority students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey