Diversity Challenged: Evidence on the Impact of Affirmative Action

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Civil Rights Project, Harvard University, Harvard Education Publishing Group, 2001 - Business & Economics - 307 pages
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This collection of papers explores research on how increasing minority enrollment changes and enriches the educational process. The papers are: (1) "Student Diversity and Higher Learning" (Neil L. Rudenstine); (2) "A Policy Framework for Reconceptualizing the Legal Debate Concerning Affirmative Action in Higher Education" (Scott R. Palmer); (3) "Diversity and Affirmative Action: Evolving Principles and Continuing Legal Battles" (Scott R. Palmer); (4) "Maximizing the Benefits of Student Diversity: Lessons from School Desegregation Research" (Janet Ward Schofield); (5) "Is Diversity a Compelling Educational Interest? Evidence from Louisville" (Michal Kurlaender and John T. Yun); (6) "Diversity and Legal Education: Student Experiences in Leading Law Schools" (Gary Orfield and Dean Whitla); (7) "The Positive Educational Effects of Racial Diversity on Campus" (Mitchell J. Chang); (8) "Linking Diversity and Educational Purpose: How Diversity Affects the Classroom Environment and Student Development" (Sylvia Hurtado); (9) "The Impact of Affirmative Action on Medical Education and the Nation's Health" (Timothy Ready); (10) "Racial Differences in the Effects of College Quality and Student Body Diversity on Wages" (Kermit Daniel, Dan A. Black, and Jeffrey Smith); (11) "Increasing Diversity Benefits: How Campus Climate and Teaching Methods Affect Student Outcomes" (Jeffrey F. Milem); (12) "Faculty Experience with Diversity: A Case Study of Macalester College" (Roxane Harvey Gudeman); and (13) "Reflections on Affirmative Action: Its Origins, Virtues, Enemies, Champions, and Prospects" (Paul M. Gaston). (Contains 49 endnotes and an author and subject index.)

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Gary Orfield is a professor of education, law, political science and urban planning, and co-director of the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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