ASHE Higher Education Report

ASHE Higher Education Report

by Adalberto Aguirre Jr., Ruben O. Martinez, Adalberto Aguirre
     
 

Promoting diversity as a core value among social groups is one ofthe major challenges faced by institutions of higher education inthe United States. By focusing on racial and ethnic minoritiesin higher education, this monograph provides a view of diversity asa positive and dynamic social force in society that promotes itsintegration as a core value and process.<

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Promoting diversity as a core value among social groups is one ofthe major challenges faced by institutions of higher education inthe United States. By focusing on racial and ethnic minoritiesin higher education, this monograph provides a view of diversity asa positive and dynamic social force in society that promotes itsintegration as a core value and process.

Diversity leadership challenges higher education to move beyondco-optation strategies, in which diversity is viewed as adescriptive and static organizational element, to the adoption oftransformational strategies, in which diversity is viewed as adynamic and positive process. Through the promotion and developmentof diversity leadership, institutional leadership is seen asbuilding capacity to promote inclusive learning and workplaceenvironments in colleges and universities.

As demographic shifts in US society create an ever expandingcontext in which the well-being of the nation becomes increasinglylinked to the social and cultural groups that have beensystematically excluded from full participation in Americansociety, the need for positive cultural and structural changes thatfoster their inclusion in higher education becomes an importantchallenge to address. This volume provides an overview of thecontext for diversity leadership roles and practices in highereducation. It argues for an alignment between institutions ofhigher education and the diverse populations they serve in thiscountry.

This is volume 32, number 3, of the ASHE Higher EducationReport, a bi-monthly journal published by Jossey-Bass.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787995782
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/16/2007
Series:
J-B ASHE Higher Education Report Series (AEHE) Series, #114
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.31(d)

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