Making a Difference: University Students of Color Speak Out / Edition 1

Making a Difference: University Students of Color Speak Out / Edition 1

by Julia Lesage
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742500802

ISBN-13: 9780742500808

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Students of color relate their first-hand experiences with educational systems and campus living conditions. Their narratives provide an insider perspective useful to anyone working on diversity issues who is trying to improve institutional culture and policy. The book is a user-friendly guide. The first section focuses on the voices of students of color and draws

Overview

Students of color relate their first-hand experiences with educational systems and campus living conditions. Their narratives provide an insider perspective useful to anyone working on diversity issues who is trying to improve institutional culture and policy. The book is a user-friendly guide. The first section focuses on the voices of students of color and draws on the power of personal narratives to reveal alternate perspectives that illuminate and contest the dominant cultures often hidden beliefs about race, culture, institutional goals and power. Following the narratives, contextualizing essays and a lengthy appendix provide further valuable resources and concrete tools, such as websites, lists of associations, a bibliography, and videography of autobiographical videos by people of color. This book should be read by faculty members and students (both white and non-white), parents of college students, college administrators, and executives and administrators of other institutions and businesses. The contextualizing essays following the student narratives are written by academics and student affairs professionals who draw links between issues of institutional access, recruitment and retention of students and faculty of color, curriculum changes, teaching strategies—especially for teaching whiteness and racial identity formation, campus climate, and the relation between an individual institution's history of dealing with race to developments in public policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742500808
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,235,134
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface: Genesis of This Project Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction: Conceptualizing Diversity Part 4 University Students of Color in Their Own Voices Chapter 5 School, Language and Identity Chapter 6 Hopes and Coalitions and the Realities of Campus Life Chapter 7 Reframing the Educational Process and the Community as a Whole Part 8 Race and Ethnic Relations in Higher Education Chapter 9 The Tellers, the Tales, and the Audience: Narratives by Students of Color Chapter 10 Diversity in Higher Education Nationwide Chapter 11 A Historical Look at Students of Color at the University of Oregon Chapter 12 Hate Crimes, White Backlash, and Teaching About Whiteness Part 13 Conclusion: This is Only the Beginning Chapter 14 Appendix: Checklist Method for Measuring Diversity Chapter 15 Resources Chapter 17 Index

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