Diversity in Higher Education
Emerging Perspectives on Institutional Transformation
Edited by Daryl Smith
To Be Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge – 272 pages
In addition to many other issues that touch higher education around the world, diversity and equity in higher education is fast becoming a major opportunity and challenge to institutions, countries and regions. The increasing centrality of diversity is fueled in part by changing demographics, immigration, social movements, calls for remedies to historic grievances, and, the relationship between identity and access to power. This book will provide an opportunity to look at efforts at institutional change with respect to diversity in several countries where issues of diversity are moving beyond simply access for diverse populations to efforts at institutional transformation. Its purpose is to provide a comparative perspective with the hope that we will be able to see patterns across these contexts from which we might learn. Amongst other subjects it will address:
This critical book is an essential for higher education scholars and practitioners with background in higher education.
Section 1: Setting the context 1. The national and international context for issues of diversity in an institutional context 2. The role of identities in groups and institutions Section 2. The Status of Institutional transformation in selected countries 3. Great Britain Dr. Heather Eggins 4. South Africa Dr. Jonathan Jansen 5. Brazil Dr. Simon Schwartzman 6. United States Dr. Mildred García 7. New Zealand Dr. Graham Smith & Dr. Sharon Parker Section 3. A comparative look 8. Cross cutting themes and issues 9. The emerging policy and research implications for higher education
Daryl Smith is Professor of Education & Psychology at Claremont Graduate University, USA