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ERIC Number: EJ941288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 42
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 87
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
Minority Politics and Group-Differentiated Curricula at Minority-Serving Colleges
Cole, Wade M.
Review of Higher Education, v34 n3 p381-422 Spr 2011
This paper analyzes whether ethnocentric curricula, defined as courses that focus exclusively on particular racial/ethnic groups, are more prevalent at minority-serving colleges than at mainstream institutions. Using original curricular data for a sample of tribal, Black, Hispanic, and mainstream colleges, the author found that ethnocentric content tends to be more extensive at tribal and Puerto Rican institutions than at institutions catering to African Americans and mainland Hispanics. This finding can be attributed to the exceptional quasisovereign political status of Indian tribes and Puerto Rico and are confirmed with an analysis of female-centric curricula at women's colleges. (Contains 6 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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