Educating a New Majority: Transforming America's Educational System for Diversity / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 25%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 96%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (22) from $1.99   
  • New (8) from $13.95   
  • Used (14) from $1.99   


By the year 2012, students of color are expected to make up twenty-four percent of the under eighteen population in the United States. But despite some progress in college participation and test scores, minority students appear to be getting the least of what American education has to offer. A new vision of educating diverse peoples is needed if we are to tap all of our country's human potential so that we can continue to prosper and compete in the global arena. Educating a New Majority 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. The authors advocate not only for change within the school, but also for building partnerships between schools and postsecondary institutions as well as alliances with community organizations. And they show why leadership is needed at all levels—schools and colleges, parents, the community, and state and federal agencies—to refashion an educational system that works for all students.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Educating the New Majority is a timely resource for professionals in education who are committed to learning more about the changing faces of our students and the impact this has on educational environments." (Journal of College Student Development)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787901301
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/2/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 1.19 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD O. HOPE is vice president and director of the Woodrow Wilson Program in Public Policy and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. From 1988 to 1990, he was executive director of the Quality Education for Minorities Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


An Educational System in Crisis (L. Randon & R. Hope).


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).


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).


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).


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).

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)