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

As the World Turns: Implications of Global Shifts in Higher Education for Theory, Research and Practice (Hardback)

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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.

EducationEducation TheoryHigher & further education, tertiary educationEducationEducation TheoryPhilosophy & theory of educationPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAlternative lifestylesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesIndigenous peoples Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited Publication Date: 15/03/2012 ISBN-13: 9781780526409  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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