ERIC Number: EJ1034800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Aligning Diversity, Quality, and Equity: The Implications of Legal and Public Policy Developments for Promoting Racial Diversity in Graduate Studies
Garces, Liliana M.
American Journal of Education, v120 n4 p457-480 Aug 2014
Diversity today is considered central to the capacity of postsecondary institutions to thrive in an increasingly multiracial and multiethnic society. However, as universities take steps to reap the educational benefits of racial and ethnic diversity, legal decisions and state laws increasingly restrict the tools these institutions have historically implemented to further this goal. This article provides an overview of these legal and public policy developments and considers their implications for future policies aimed at achieving racial and ethnic diversity in graduate studies. The author emphasizes the need for institutions to reframe the ways concepts of diversity, equity, and quality are perceived and enacted through admissions policies.
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Graduate Students, Equal Education, Educational Quality, State Legislation, Court Litigation, Public Policy, Affirmative Action, Racial Discrimination, Access to Education, Democracy, College Admission, Selective Admission, Admission Criteria
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bakke v Regents of University of California; Gratz et al v Bollinger et al; Grutter et al v Bollinger et al; Hopwood v Texas