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Gill, Wanda E. – Online Submission, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG) reviewed and responded to the EEOC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Office] African American Workgroup Report. The BIG ED Chapter considered whether: There is any evidence indicating that the number and percentage of African Americans employed by any federal government…
Descriptors: Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Minority Groups, Racial Discrimination, Public Agencies
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2004
2004 was a special year in America's longstanding efforts to provide equal educational opportunity for all people. It marked the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in "Brown v. Board of Education", which declared racially segregated schools to be unconstitutional. 2004 also marked the 40th Anniversary of the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Racial Segregation, Civil Rights Legislation, Educational Discrimination
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Martin, Larry G. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2004
Context is vitally important for urban adult education because it tends to create physical, psychological, and sociocultural distance between and among learners and various providers of adult and continuing education programs, thereby creating barriers and the differential provision of adult learning opportunities for some urban populations.
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Context Effect
McArdle, Nancy – Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, 2004
People of color make up a vital and growing part of Metro Boston's workforce, yet they face substantial challenges in obtaining employment (especially in faster-growing and higher-paying sectors), in reaching locations of rapid job growth, and in earning a livable income. Latinos and blacks face the greatest hurdles, yet certain Asian populations…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Labor Market, Minority Groups, Racial Discrimination
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Maruatona, Tonic – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2015
In spite of its overall economic success, most citizens living in the remote areas of Botswana face poverty and are unemployed. The article argues that minority communities in remote areas are excluded because education programs use unfamiliar languages and de-contextualized curricula, there is no national qualifications framework to sufficiently…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Social Justice, Minority Groups
Mizzi, Robert C., Ed.; Rocco, Tonette S., Ed.; Shore, Sue, Ed. – SUNY Press, 2016
This groundbreaking book critiques the boundaries of where adult education takes place through a candid examination of teaching, learning, and working practices in the social periphery. Lives in this context are diverse and made through complex practices that take place in the shadows of formal systems: on streetscapes and farms, in vehicles and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Sexuality, Occupations