Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education / Edition 1

Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education / Edition 1

by William G. Bowen, Eugene M. Tobin
     
 

Using historical research, recent social science and public policy scholarship, and international comparisons, the authors investigate the widening chasm between equity and excellence in higher education. The authors, who are all from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, trace efforts to achieve educational equity and excellence from the American Revolution to the early… See more details below

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Using historical research, recent social science and public policy scholarship, and international comparisons, the authors investigate the widening chasm between equity and excellence in higher education. The authors, who are all from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, trace efforts to achieve educational equity and excellence from the American Revolution to the early Cold War and study the current situation at 19 colleges and universities. They propose changes at every level, from reform of the admissions process to addressing various pre-collegiate obstacles faced by disadvantaged students. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813923505
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Series:
Thomas Jefferson Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
966,703
Product dimensions:
10.80(w) x 8.82(h) x 1.55(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Framework and road map1
Ch. 2An equity and excellence time line13
Ch. 3In pursuit of excellence39
Ch. 4Equity on a national level : socioeconomic status and race73
Ch. 5The "elite" schools : engines of opportunity or bastions of privilege?95
Ch. 6Race in American higher education : the future of affirmative action139
Ch. 7Broadening the quest for equity at the institutional level : socioeconomic status, admissions preferences, and financial aid161
Ch. 8Government support of higher education194
Ch. 9Improving college preparedness224
Ch. 10Concluding thoughts244
App. AEquity and excellence in higher education : the case of the University of Cape Town261
App. BPreferences based on socioeconomic status : methodological notes285

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