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This book provides a comprehensive assessment of how well our educational system—from kindergarten through college—serves disadvantaged minority students, and offers a wealth of ideas for strengthening the entire educational pipeline. In twenty original chapters by the country's best thinkers in educational policy throughout the K—16 system, the book presents a holistic, highly coordinated, systemwide approach to improving the education of minority students.
An Educational System in Crisis (L. Randon & R. Hope).
CURRENT CHALLENGES TO MINORITY EDUCATION IN THE TWERNTY-FIRST CENTURY.
Education, the Economy, and Tomorrow's Workforce (R. Marshall & R. Glover).
Ending the Crisis in the K12 System (J. Cardenas).
Responding to the New Demographics in Higher Education (S. Brown).
Changing State and Federal Roles in Improving Minority Education (D. Matthews).
RESTRUCTURING SCHOOLS TO FOSTER MINORITY STUDENT SUCCESS.
Understanding the Need for Restructuring (R. Johnson).
Promoting Effective Teaching for Diversity (V. Jones & R. Clemson).
Developing Alternatives to Tracking and Grading (J. Oakes & M. Lipton).
Strengthening Mathematics Education: Critical Skills for the New Majority (B. Anderson).
Involving Parents and Communities in School Reform (E. Triana & S. Malcom).
Indian Nations at Risk: An Educational Strategy for Action (W. Demmert).
REFORMING HIGHER EDUCATION.
Reflecting Inclusiveness in the College Curriculum (M. Garcia & D. Smith).
Closing the Gap Between Two- and Four-Year Institutions (L. Randon & H. Garza).
Developing a ''Pipeline'' Recruitment Program for Minority Faculty (L. Maldonado & C. Willie).
Ensuring Campus Climates That Embrace Diversity (S. Harris & M. Nettles).
Expanding External Support for At-Risk Students (L. Zwerling).
Revitalizing Minority Colleges and Universities (R. Hope).
LEADERSHIP IMPERATIVES FOR EDUCATING A NEW MAJORITY.
Creating Schools for All Learners (T. Cipollone, et al.).
Creating a New Kind of Leadership for Campus Diversity (B. Ramirez).
Educating a New Majority: Mandate for the New Century (R. Hope & L. Randon).