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As the World Turns: Implications of Global Shifts in Higher Education for Theory, Research and Practice Vol: 7

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15 Mar 2012
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
500 pages - 156 x 234 x 43mm
Advances in Education in Diverse Communities: Research Policy and Praxis


"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.
Foreword: Diversity of Diversity. Introduction: Global Higher Education, Diversity and Inequality: Trends, Prospects and Challenges. The Political Economy of Higher Education. Gender and Access in Commonwealth Higher Education. Water, Water Everywhere but not a Drop to Drink: Higher Education Access and Success for Black and Latino Students in California, USA. The Political Economy of Social Stratification in Higher Education: The Situation in Japan. Comparing Access to Higher Education in Brazil and India Using Critical Race Theory. Massification of Higher Education in China and Japan in the Comparative Perspective. Equity and Unrestricted Access in the Argentine University System. Higher Education Studies: Toward a New Scholarly Discipline. Polish Higher Education: From State Toward Market, from Elite to Mass Education. “Highway to Freedom”: African Americans in World War II China, the Gillem Board, the Ledo Road and U.S. Racial Integration. Thinking Styles, Culture, and Economy: Comparing Tibetan Minority Students with Han Chinese Majority Students. Talking Back to the Colonial Experience: Creating an Indigenous Framework for Education. The University of the West Indies: Diversity and Change. Accessing Higher Education, Affirmative Action and Structured Inequality: Indian Experience. Minority Student Success in Southwest China: Identity Work and its Structural Supports. Approaching Diversity Work in the University: Lessons from an American Context. A Northwest African American Student Center: Is the Support Apocryphal?. Unsettling Spaces: Higher Education Institutions in the United Kingdom. Practicing what we Preach: Racial and Ethnic School Composition, Educational Practice, and Student Achievement in California. Appendix. Subject Index. About the Authors. As the World Turns. Advances in Education in Diverse Communities: Research, Policy and Praxis. As the World Turns. Copyright page. Introduction to Section One. Introduction to Section Two. Introduction to Section Three. Introduction to Section Four. List of Contributors.

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