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ERIC Number: EJ930490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8475
Making the Next Generation Our Greatest Resource
Brown, Sarita E.
Thought & Action, p151-162 Fall 2009
American higher education institutions, states this author, cannot reach or advance underserved Americans without deliberate and intentional action. Ideas are important. Great speeches and stimulating books inspire and motivate. Yet, this is not enough. Decisive action, guided by clear goals, and sustained commitment, is required to capture the promise of tomorrow offered America by the sheer size and thriving raw talent of the Latino community. At this moment of seismic demographic shifts in the country, one of the author's greatest concerns for the future of this country is the extremely low number of Latinos receiving doctoral and professional degrees. Nowhere is the shortage of Latinos with advanced degrees more evident than on the faculties of colleges and universities. American colleges and universities need the broadest possible representation of this nation's population in order to prepare students for a future in the global community of ideas and its different people and multitude of perspectives. Latinos in higher education is not solely a matter of numbers. The academic and intellectual interests of the faculty primarily drive the institution's curriculum and graduate research agendas. In this article, the author calls on educators to pay greater attention to Latino and Latina Americans' participation in higher education. (Contains 30 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A