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ERIC Number: EJ1062860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Understanding Students' Precollege Experiences with Racial Diversity: The High School as Microsystem
Park, Julie J.; Chang, Stephanie H.
Journal of College Student Development, v56 n4 p349-363 May 2015
Few qualitative studies consider how high school experiences affect readiness for diversity engagement in college. Using data from an ethnographic case study, three central trends (student experiences within homogeneous high schools, racial divisions within diverse high schools, and students who attended diverse high schools but had little engagement with that diversity) illustrate how students can enter college without meaningful engagement around diversity, even when they attend racially diverse high schools. Findings underscore the essentialness of critically engaging students around issues of race and diversity during the college years, given the general lack of meaningful engagement prior to college.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California