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Yamada, Naomi C. F. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
In both China and in the United States, policies of "positive discrimination" were originally intended to lessen educational and economic inequalities, and to provide equal opportunities. As with affirmative action in the American context, China's "preferential policies" are broad-reaching, but are best known for taking ethnic…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Martinez, Aja Y. – College English, 2009
Students of color (in particular, those who are first-generation Chicano/a as well as first-generation college students), form a discourse community with a tendency to rely on dominant color-blind ideology concerning freedom of choice and equal opportunity to explain their positions within the academy. In this article, the author analyzes the…
Descriptors: Discourse Communities, First Generation College Students, Rhetoric, Academic Achievement
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Ghorpade, Jai; Lackritz, James R. – Thought and Action, 1991
A study used data from 548 classes on student evaluations of faculty at a state university to examine, from an equal opportunity perspective, the practice of using those evaluations for personnel decisions. Analysis of faculty gender and ethnic background as they related to teacher ratings suggests possible unfair discrimination warranting further…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Groups, Faculty Evaluation
Moody, Charles D., Sr., Ed.; Davis, Mary B., Ed. – 1977
This volume contains the papers presented at a conference whose purpose was to bring together counselors to discuss the issues around changing roles of counselors, attitudes of counselors, updating counseling strategies and techniques, and legal considerations. It also addresses the problems of counseling students who have suffered from racism…
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Counseling Objectives, Counseling Services, Counseling Theories
Malach, Alyson – 2001
This document is intended to help learning organizations and practitioners meet the needs of their black and minority ethnic adult students. The introduction explains how the guide was developed and discusses the concept of "color blindness." The next six sections examine the following topics: (1) social and economic issues; (2)…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Blacks
Rothstein, Pauline M., Comp. – Equal Opportunity Review, 1980
This issue of the "Equal Opportunity Review" is devoted to an annotated bibliography to be used as a guide to recent literature on urban and minority education accessible through the ERIC system. The following topics are addressed in the bibliography: (1) integration and urban life (46 citations); (2) bilingual, bicultural, and multicultural…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Hoodless, Pat – Research in Education, 2004
This article summarises the findings of a small-scale study of the perceptions and progress of minority ethnic trainees on a one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education primary initial teacher training course between 2001 and 2003. It also accounts for the reasons behind the trainees' experiences and their erratic and sometimes surprisingly low…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Trainees, Formative Evaluation
Wisconsin State Dept. of Industry, Labor and Human Relations, Madison. – 1968
The Equal Employment Opportunity survey reported employment levels and information in the state of Wisconsin for 1968. A sample of 2,132 business firms employing 532,231 persons took part in the survey. Information categories were: (1) minority group employment, (2) major industry group firms, (3) women in employment, (4) employment by job…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Employment, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices
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Bryce-Laporte, Roy S. – Society, 1977
Notes that the presence of new immigrants will add emphasis to the tensions between two historic American traditions; the myth of open reception and equal opportunity for all peoples and the reality of the difficulties of acceptance and inequality of opportunities. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Demography, Ethnic Distribution
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento. – 1982
The development and progress for 1975-1980 of equal educational opportunity programs in California are summarized, and proposals for progress over the next 5 years and 10 recommendations for public action are offered. The current status of equal educational opportunity is examined for economically-deprived students, women, and ethnic minority…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Objectives, Equal Education
Pommerening, Glen E. – 1976
The development of the Equal Employment Opportunity Program (EEOP) of the Department of Justice, the problems that have been solved along the way, the obstacles which remain, and the actions that are being taken to achieve equal opportunity in employment throughout the department are described in this document. The Department's affirmative action…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Asian Americans, Blacks, Employment Practices
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Science Resources Statistics. – 2003
This report is the 11th in a series of biennial reports on the status of women and minorities in science and engineering. The reports are mandated by the Science and Engineering Equal Opportunities Act (Public Law 96-5 16) which was amended in 1998 to include persons with disabilities. The primary purpose of this report is to serve as an…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Employment Level, Engineering, Ethnic Groups
O'Connor, Mary – 1976
Puerto Ricans as a group are more disadvantaged economically, politically, and socially than any other ethnic minority. This marginalization is partly due to the educational system's discriminatory practices which deprive the vast majority of Puerto Rican children of equal educational opportunities. The educational problems of Puerto Ricans stem…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Change Agents, Demography, Disadvantaged
This reference book offers current information about equal opportunity in education through the elimination of racial, cultural, sexist, and linguistic barriers facing minority groups. The volume consists of seven parts, plus subject and geographical indexes. The first section includes a general demographic overview of the U.S., with statistics on…
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Bilingual Education, Blacks
Arnot, Madeleine, Ed. – 1985
This reader is one of four parts of the Open University (in the United Kingdom) Course E333, "Policy-making in Education." The ten articles included focus on the patterns of race and gender inequalities in British education, and the methods used by central and local government and educational institutions to address those inequalities.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Civil Rights Legislation, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change
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