ERIC Number: EJ1090082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Achieving Equity in Higher Education: The Unfinished Agenda
Astin, Alexander W.; Astin, Helen S.
Journal of College and Character, v16 n2 p65-74 2015
In this retrospective account of their scholarly work over the past 45 years, Alexander and Helen Astin show how the struggle to achieve greater equity in American higher education is intimately connected to issues of character development, leadership, civic responsibility, and spirituality. While shedding some light on a variety of questions having to do with fairness and equity, this research has not succeeded in removing the structural barriers to progress among underrepresented groups. Accordingly, the authors advocate that colleges and universities focus greater attention on developing student values and other personal qualities that will produce a new generation of citizens who are committed to creating a more just and equitable society.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Minority Group Students, Developmental Studies Programs, Values Clarification, Values Education, Leadership, Service Learning, Citizen Participation, Spiritual Development, Student Development, Educational Practices, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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