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ERIC Number: EJ912149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Discourses on "Diversity": Perspectives from Graduate Programs in Geography in the United States
Schlemper, M. Beth; Monk, Janice
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v35 n1 p23-46 Feb 2011
This qualitative and contextual study explores how "diversity" is interpreted by graduate students and faculty in ten departments of geography in the United States. It applies a model that considers historical, structural, psychological and behavioral dimensions. Themes addressed include issues related to gender, international origin, race/ethnicity, age, family status, disciplinary subfields and institutional location; silences persist around sexual orientation and disability. We highlight differences across subgroups of students, faculty perspectives and the approaches used in departments that have attained greater diversity, especially of racial and ethnic minorities. (Contains 10 notes, 3 tables, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A