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Crozier, Gill; Reay, Diane; Clayton, John – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Through the case-study experiences of 24 White and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) working-class students from three very different universities, we aim to illuminate the often hidden struggle for recognition and respect for classed, 'raced' and gendered ways of being in the university. We discuss how the students perceive their identities…
Descriptors: Working Class, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
Kahn, Suzanne; Huelsman, Mark; Mishory, Jen – Century Foundation, 2019
This report compiles the research on racial disparities both in the use of student debt and in higher education outcomes, specifically focusing on disparities between white students and Black students. In order to do so, the authors bring together two streams of research that are often siloed: research from experts on higher education access and…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Socioeconomic Status, Racial Differences, Educational Policy
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Cole, Eddie R. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2018
This essay revisits college presidents during the early 1960s to investigate the long history of how academic leaders manage racial unrest on college campuses. Throughout time, the concept of a welcoming and inclusive climate for black students on majority-white campuses has functioned as an illusion alongside the prevailing reality of racism on…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Activism, Racial Attitudes, Racial Relations
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Dancy, T. Elon, II; Edwards, Kirsten T.; Earl Davis, James – Urban Education, 2018
In this article, the authors argue that U.S. colleges and universities must grapple with persistent engagements of Black bodies as property. Engaging the research and scholarship on Black faculty, staff, and students, we explain how theorizations of settler colonialism and anti-Blackness (re)interpret the arrangement between historically White…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Whites, African American Students, Higher Education
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Richards, David A. R.; Awokoya, Janet T.; Bridges, Brian K.; Clark, Christine – Review of Higher Education, 2018
Critical Race Theory contends that institutions codify and sustain racial inequalities even absent explicitly racist motives or actions. College ranking systems perpetuate such institutional racism by socially constructing minority-serving institutions (MSIs) as less valuable and prestigious. By assigning greater worth to criteria favoring more…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Equal Education, Institutional Characteristics
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kemple, James – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
"The Expanded Success Initiative: Challenges and Progress in the Pursuit of College and Career Readiness for Black and Latino Young Men" synthesizes findings from the Research Alliance's four-year evaluation of Expanded Success Initiative (ESI). This report, draws on hundreds of interviews and focus groups with ESI school leaders,…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
Prystowsky, Richard J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Colleges and universities have long recognized the need to address inequities affecting students from underrepresented or underserved groups. Despite efforts undertaken by dedicated individuals, large-scale, national change in this area has not been realized. In this article, we address two major factors underlying this disappointing result (the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Higher Education, Models, Disproportionate Representation
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Fitzpatrick, Melissa; Reed-Sandoval, Amy – Ethics and Education, 2018
This article seeks to explore ways in which pre-college pedagogical resources--particularly Critical Race Pedagogy (CPR) developed for high school students, as well as Philosophy for Children (P4C)--can be helpfully employed by college level instructors who wish to dialogue with students about the nature of race and racial oppression. More…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Critical Theory, Race, Philosophy
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Patterson-Stephens, Shawna; Hern├índez, Estee – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2018
The doctoral process presents several challenges and rewards to those pursuing an advanced degree. For women of color attending predominantly white institutions, addressing social and academic challenges can feel unsurmountable. Grounded in Black feminist thought and Chicana feminist epistemology, this narrative explores how two women of color…
Descriptors: Females, Doctoral Students, Doctoral Programs, Disproportionate Representation
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Stewart, Dafina-Lazarus – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2017
This scholarly essay interrogates the seemingly necessary engagement of normative and essentialist characterizations of identity in the historical study of race in U.S. higher education. The author's study of the experiences of Black collegians in private, liberal arts colleges in the Midwestern Great Lakes region between 1945 and 1965 grounds…
Descriptors: Race, Historiography, Educational History, Higher Education
Doyle, William – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
The majority of Southern states performed below the national average and the average of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries in terms of the percent of young adults in 2015 who attained an associate degree or higher. This regional profile presents a synthesis of trends in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Higher Education, Paying for College, Young Adults
Miller, Kevin – American Association of University Women, 2017
This document provides a summary of and recommendations from the larger report, "Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans" (ED580345). Over the course of the past few decades student loans have become an increasingly common means of paying for a college education. Most students who complete a college program now take on student loans, and…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Student Loan Programs, Females, Paying for College
Miller, Kevin – American Association of University Women, 2017
Over the course of the past few decades student loans have become an increasingly common means of paying for a college education. Most students who complete a college program now take on student loans, and the amount of student debt that students assume has increased along with the price of attending college. At this time about 44 million…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Females, Student Loan Programs, College Students
Westbrook, Timothy Paul – Routledge Research in Education, 2017
Drawing on the lived experiences of Black students in adult degree completion programs at predominantly White, Christian institutions in the southern United States, this book presents a model for reimagining adult higher education. Westbrook explores the reasons students enrolled in degree programs, how they experience their predominantly white…
Descriptors: African American Students, College Students, Adult Education, Higher Education
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Mustaffa, Jalil Bishop – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2017
The article will provide a historical overview of anti-Black violence in the higher education system across three time periods: Colonial Era, Post-Civil War, and the mid-to-late twentieth century. Mapping violence demands a focus on how higher education historically has practiced anti-Black oppression coupled with how Black people have practiced…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Justice, Blacks, Violence
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