Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

BI BOOKSHELF; Diversity in Print

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

BI BOOKSHELF; Diversity in Print

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WHAT MAKES RACIAL DIVERSITY WORK IN HIGHER EDUCATION

By Frank W. Hale Jr. (ed.);

Foreword by William E. Kirwan

Stylus Publishing, July 2003, 320 pp., $59.95 cloth, ISBN 1-57922-066-5; $23.95 paper, ISBN 1-57922-067-3

Dr. Frank W. Hale Jr., known for his pioneering efforts in establishing Ohio State University as one of the top producers of African American doctorates, brings together more than 20 leading scholars from around the nation to describe the successful diversity programs they have developed. Recognizing the importance of diversity as a means of embracing the experiences, perspectives and expertise of other cultures, the book shares what has been most effective in helping institutions to create an atmosphere and a campus culture that not only admits students, faculty and staff of color, but accepts and welcomes their presence and participation.

Hale is vice provost and professor emeritus at Ohio State University. Dr. William E. Kirwan is chancellor of the University System of Maryland.

EDUCATING TEACHERS FOR DIVERSITY: SEEING WITH A CULTURAL EYE

By Jacqueline Jordan Irvine

Teachers College Press, May 2003, 128 pp., $44.00 cloth, ISBN: 0807743585; $19.95 paper, ISBN 0807743577

This book addresses the complex issues of how culture, race and ethnicity, and social class influence the teaching and learning processes. The author tackles a number of controversial issues in multicultural education and urban teacher education including: offering advice on closing the achievement gap in urban schools; focusing on issues of assessment and measurement for K-12 students and teachers of color; and exploring the declining number of teachers of color in the United States and its relation to school failure in African American and Latino students.

Dr. Jacqueline Jordan Irvine is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Urban Education in the Division of Educational Studies at Emory University.

SKIN DEEP: HOW RACE AND COMPLEXION MATTER IN THE "COLOR-BLIND" ERA

Cedric Herring, Verna M. Keith and Hayward Derrick Horton (eds.)

University of Illinois Press, October 2003, 256 pages, $19.95 paper, ISBN 1-929011-26-1

Shattering the myth of the color-blind society, the essays in Skin Deep examine skin tone stratification in America, which affects relations not only among different races and ethnic groups but also among members of individual ethnicities. …

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