Diversity & Democracy: Civic Learning for Shared Futures
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Diversity & Democracy Volume 13, Number 1  

Diversity & Democracy
Volume 13,
Number 1
(2010)

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Featured Topic: Shared Futures
The Borders of Opportunity: Immigration and Higher Education
Teaching Students to Consider Immigration with Empathy
Extending Our Investments: Higher Education Access for Undocumented Students
Don’t Leave Your Life at the Door: Ntxhais Hmoob of St. Kate’s
Teaching Immigration through Personal Connections
Perspectives
Seeing Immigration through a Subjective Lens
International Migration and Brain Circulation
Campus Practice
Community Colleges as Critical Gateways for Immigrant Education
Building Bridges to Higher Education: The American Dream Academy
Research Report
Challenges and Avenues to Success for Immigrant Students
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By Kathryn Peltier Campbell, Editor

In the United States, the topic of immigration simultaneously spurs feelings of both pride and anxiety. While the national mythology conjures not-so-distant memories of newcomers to Plymouth and Ellis Island, it can cloak those same stories in collective amnesia when the question of contemporary immigration (or past immigration's effects) arises. As the flux of global migration influences demography and culture, colleges and universities are called to reconcile tensions, expand access and success, and assist undergraduates in exploring big questions about America's past and future.

This issue of Diversity & Democracy joins in the ongoing work of examining how immigration is transforming American higher education, and how higher education can transform the lives of new and established Americans. With a focus on questions of access and success at the crossroads between local and global, this issue's authors describe challenges facing American democracy as our demography shifts. Examining higher education's role in creating opportunity and educating for democratic participation, they suggest ways to begin building educational institutions that are as inclusive as the mythology of the "land of opportunity" suggests we might be.

Questions, comments, and suggestions regarding Diversity & Democracy should be directed to Kathryn Peltier Campbell at campbell@aacu.org.
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