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Ray, Rebecca – Communication Center Journal, 2019
As a graduate assistant at the University Speaking Center (USC), Rebecca Ray investigated the ways how the diverse staff works together cohesively to be both fascinating and effective. She conducted two different focus groups at the USC during downtime to create an open dialogue for learning about what makes us diverse. She found that diversity is…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Academic Support Services, Diversity (Institutional), Student Employment
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Black, Alison; Lawson, Hazel; Norwich, Brahm – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
This study investigates how three secondary subject teachers think about and take account of learner diversity in their lesson planning, enactment and reviewing, with a specific focus on pupils designated as having special educational needs (SEN). The study is significant in the context of international moves in contemporary school teaching…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Lesson Plans, Student Diversity
Rodriguez, Olga; Mejia, Marisol Cuellar; Johnson, Hans – Public Policy Institute of California, 2019
A solid majority of California's future college-age population will come from demographic groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education--including Latinos, African Americans, and those who are low income or the first in their families to go to college. PPIC research has shown that this demographic shift could make it more…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Disproportionate Representation, College Students, Minority Group Students
James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, 2020
Viewpoint diversity is essential to the academic mission of colleges and universities. Academic freedom, open inquiry, honest debate, and the search for truth rely on diverse viewpoints being welcomed and protected on campus. In the past three decades, university faculty and administrators have become overwhelmingly liberal. This orthodoxy of…
Descriptors: Diversity, Political Attitudes, College Faculty, World Views
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Nava-Landeros, Imelda; Isken, Jo Ann; Francois, Annamarie – Learning Professional, 2020
The progression of teacher learning from aspiring educator to accomplished practitioner is multifaceted and complex. Selecting a teacher preparation program is a critical point in this journey, but it is by no means the end. Strengthening teacher pipelines requires aligned systems that not only open diverse entry points and provide initial…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Urban Schools, Teacher Persistence
Hutchins-Newman, Ariane – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Higher education has become increasingly diverse over the past 100 years. Women and people of color have integrated and, in many cases, assimilated into the academy. However, not all groups have gained access equally. While certain groups, such as women, have experienced measurable growth, African Americans have lagged in their presence within the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Whites, Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Awareness
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2019
Community colleges are increasingly recognizing that diverse leadership is needed to reflect and honor their student and faculty populations. "Students need to feel like they're welcomed," says Robert Vela, president of San Antonio College and head of the National Community College Hispanic Council, an AACC affiliate council. "If…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Diversity (Faculty), Administrator Characteristics, Trustees
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Lorah, Julie A.; Valdivia, Montserrat – International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 2021
Statistics classes are required for postsecondary students in a variety of majors, in addition to students who are statistics majors themselves. Although many students will experience statistics class during college, there is very little research examining the state of diversity within these classes and within statistics programs. This study uses…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, College Students, Postsecondary Education, Statistics Education
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Rader, Toni; Pennell, Shawn – Learning Professional, 2019
Given that over 5 million K-12 students in the U.S. public school system are classified as English learners (NCES, 2017), many policymakers and school leaders recognize that public schools need ethnically and linguistically diverse educators. But about 80% of teaching staff are white (Williams, Garcia, Connally, Cook, & Dancy, 2016), and only…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Bilingual Teachers, Teacher Aides, Teaching Skills
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Saddler, Nelson; Adams, Seana; Robinson, Lisa A.; Okafor, Ike – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2021
The existence of systemic racism in Canadian healthcare, among other determinants including accessible education, available occupation, and affordable housing, contributes to the racial divide in treatment and poor health outcomes for Black communities. Recent promising work has demonstrated patient-physician racial concordance in populations of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Education, Mentors, Summer Programs
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Abdul-Alim, Jamaal – Journal of College Admission, 2017
Experts say colleges and universities should do more of to give prospective students a more authentic experience as opposed to just presenting them with brochures filled with pictures of happy-looking students. Experts also say now--amid the spirited discussions and debates about race, privilege, and inequality on campus--is a good time for…
Descriptors: College Admission, Enrollment Management, Admissions Counseling, Guidance Programs
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Jorre de St Jorre, Trina; Boud, David; Johnson, Elizabeth D. – Studies in Higher Education, 2021
Universities have responded to the expansion of higher education and restructuring of the labour market by redesigning curriculum to better emphasise transferable skills and embed pedagogies that contribute to graduate employability. However, the ways in which universities judge and share achievement still provides poor evidence of what students…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Recognition (Achievement), Diversity, Higher Education
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Steimel, Sarah J. – Communication Teacher, 2021
This teaching activity explores whether the meaningful communication case for diversity in groups, organizations, and communities rests in ideas of justice, equity, and basic employee responsibilities and rights (O'Leary & Weathington, 2006. Beyond the Business Case for Diversity in Organizations. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal,…
Descriptors: Diversity, Inclusion, Learning Activities, Interpersonal Communication
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Anton, Vanessa; Hixon, Kathy – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
Because we live in such a diverse world, it is imperative to teach students to understand and respect other cultures. Teaching multicultural games and activities in physical education provides an opportunity for students to experience and appreciate the culture and traditions of diverse populations. Native American stickball, originally referred…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, American Indian Culture, Games, Physical Education
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Canagarajah, Suresh – Language Teaching, 2016
This paper presents a story of applied linguistics from my personal vantage point as a multilingual scholar whose career began outside the centers of research and scholarship. The article explains the assumptions and practices characterizing the foundation of the discipline in modernist discourses, and delineates the changes resulting from…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Multilingualism, Postmodernism, Discourse Analysis
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