Achieving Against the Odds:
How Academics Become Teachers of Diverse Students
Although higher education has made tremendous strides diversifying its
student body, the challenge to effectively teach a highly diverse citizenry
has become a contemporary purpose of higher education. The authors raise
issues such as race relations in the classroom; teaching and learning
vs. political legitimacy; tenure evaluation; teaching the American Dream
to students with different world views; and sexual orientation in academia
among others. This book serves as a guide to teachers who want to modify
their pedagogy for today's world. Edited by Esther Kingston-Mann and Tim
Sieber, (2001), Temple University Press, University Services, 1601 N.
Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6099.
A National Report
Card on Discrimination in America: The Role of Testing
This book responds to the goals of a 1998 conference that wanted to explore
the feasibility and merits of creating a national report card on discrimination,
the role of social science and paired testing in fostering its formation,
and the identification of research needed to implement the report card.
The book also examines discrimination in housing, employment, minority
businesses, everyday life, and the status of policy enforcement and research
testing. Edited by Michael Fix and Margery Austin Turner, The Urban Institute,
Washington, DC, 1999.
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