Browne Miller, Angela, 1952-
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, ©1996
Angela Browne Miller
|描述：||xxviii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|内容：||The admissions furor --
What's at stake in the drive for access? --
Who gets in? --
The "nasty problem" of fairness on the multicultural campus --
Frustrated students and teachers in the diverse classroom --
Shameful admissions: offering less and less to more and more --
Can we serve them all? --
Rethinking pathways to the American Dream.
Shameful Admissions takes us behind the scenes of one of our nation's most prestigious public institutions and gives us the inside story on why and how we blame affirmative action for creating an educational system that no longer delivers. Browne-Miller's expose on this controversial topic not only explains the inner workings, stresses, and strains of higher education in this country, it also sets out solutions to the challenge of preserving equal educational opportunity for all students. According to Browne-Miller, the assumption that the rebalancing of social inequalities can be accomplished during four years of college is ludicrous. The affirmative action admission, contracting, and hiring policies neither caused nor created the real challenges posed by an increasingly diverse student population. In fact, they have resulted in a new kind of stereotyping, cultural clustering, and discrimination in the classroom and have distracted us from the more central issue of a fragmented and overextended university system. Browne-Miller urges us to look beyond the affirmative action debate to ask the critical questions: Should everyone go to college? Is a college degree all it's cracked up to be? And she maps out a radical revision of higher education that transforms the present system, offers wider and more diverse opportunity, and, at the same time, preserves the central intellectual traditions we hold dear.
- Universities and colleges -- United States -- Admission.
- Minorities -- Education (Higher) -- United States.
- Affirmative action programs in education -- United States.
- Education, Higher -- Political aspects -- United States.
- University of California, Berkeley -- Admission.
- University of California, Berkeley.
- Affirmative action programs in education.
- Education, Higher -- Political aspects.
- Minorities -- Education (Higher)
- Universities and colleges -- Admission.
- United States.
- Höheres Bildungswesen.
- Nationale Minderheit.
- Affirmative action programs in education -- United States
- Education, Higher -- Political aspects -- United States
- Minorities -- Education (Higher) -- United States
- Universities and colleges -- Admission -- United States
- University of California, Berkeley -- Admission