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Barraclough, Laura; McMahon, Marci R. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2013
In response to the national conversation about the U.S.-Mexico border and immigration in recent years, we created an online partnership between students in concurrent border studies courses at our two campuses: a public Hispanic-serving institution in South Texas and a private, small liberal arts college in Michigan. We explored whether and how…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Race, Social Class, Immigration
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Ledesma, Maria C. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2013
This article revisits the University of Michigan's 2003 affirmative action cases, "Grutter v. Bollinger" and "Gratz v. Bollinger." Through the aid of critical textual analysis and critical race theory, the author looks back at the predominant narratives that framed the challenge to, and defense of, race-conscious affirmative…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Court Litigation, State Universities, Critical Theory
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Griffin, Shayla R.; Brown, Mikel; Warren, Naomi M. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2012
In public high schools across the country young people deal with issues of discrimination and bullying that are often the result of intolerance and misunderstandings across social identities. Progressive educators who advocate for critical multicultural and critical pedagogical approaches have proposed that young people need to have educational…
Descriptors: Social Justice, High Schools, Young Adults, Educational Experience
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Schiller, Kathryn S.; Schmidt, William H.; Muller, Chandra; Houang, Richard T. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2010
Efforts to promote academic achievement by increasing access to courses, especially in mathematics, may mask educational disparities if variations in curriculum are not also monitored. A multi-dimensional description of students' mathematics curricula during high school was obtained from analyses of surveys, transcripts, and textbooks collected…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Textbooks, Credits, Instructional Materials
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Ingram, Patreese D.; Moore, Eddie A. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 1999
Investigated attitudes toward diversity held by professionals at Pennsylvania and Michigan Cooperative Extension. Surveys of Extension personnel indicated that respondents in both states had positive attitudes toward equality of gender, were comfortable with people different from themselves, preferred cultural diversity and pluralism to…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism