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As the World Turns: Implications of Global Shifts in Higher Education for Theory, Research and Practice - Advances in Education in Diverse Communities: Research Policy and Praxis 7 (Hardback)Walter R. Allen (editor), Marguerite Bonous-Hammarth (editor), Robert T. Teranishi (editor), Carol Camp-Yeakey (series editor)
Hardback 500 Pages / Published: 15/03/2012
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"As the World Turns" examines two of the major problems confronting higher education in this modern world: access to higher education remains a persistent problem for disadvantaged students around the world; universities that are highly segregated by race, culture, language, nationality, or immigration status have lower achievement for disadvantaged students - who are also more often targets of discrimination. This volume compares discriminated, underrepresented and excluded groups in universities around the globe; identifying personal, group, institutional and societal factors related to persistent inequality. Through a consortium of international scholars, the chapters present studies on minority student experiences and achievement, asking whether and how universities: exhibit difference, diversity and inequality; integrate multiple social groups; encourage respect between diverse communities; and use diversity to enhance student learning. This volume demonstrates how diversity and equity help advance academic excellence in global higher education.
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Number of pages: 500
Weight: 880 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 43 mm
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