The Racial Crisis in American Higher Education (SUNY series, Frontiers in Education)

By: Altbach, Philip G. [Editor]; Lomotey, Kofi [Editor];

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Good. No dust jacket. Ex-library. ~clean text, tight binding, light wear to exterior, academic library markings 275 p. Suny Series, Literacy, Culture, and Learning. Audience: General/trade.


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Across the country our universities and colleges continue to be beset by incidences of racial turmoil on campus. The first contemporary serious collection of articles on this topic, this book goes beyond rhetoric to examine the causes and impact of campus racial tensions both by examining some key university case studies and by investigating some of the underlying elements of the crisis.

In order to raise the consciousness of the entire university community to the import of these concerns the authors focus both on current research and on the flashpoints of controversy. The first part of the volume deals with broader issues relating to the academic community and to the curriculum. The overarching issues including debates about affirmative action, and admissions policies are considered as well as the difficulties of recruitment, retention, and campus life for Afro-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American faculty. Studies of some of the campuses which have recently experienced a heightening of racial tension including Columbia, Stanford, Arizona State, and Cornell are provided.

Title: The Racial Crisis in American Higher Education (SUNY series, Frontiers in Education)

Author Name: Altbach, Philip G. [Editor]; Lomotey, Kofi [Editor];

Categories: Higher,

Publisher: SUNY Press: 1991-01-24

ISBN Number: 0791405206

ISBN Number 13: 9780791405208

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: Alibris0016305