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The Quest for Equity in Higher Education: Toward New Paradigms in an Evolving Affirmative Action Era


reviewed by Robert Ibarra 2002

coverTitle: The Quest for Equity in Higher Education: Toward New Paradigms in an Evolving Affirmative Action Era
Author(s): Beverly Lindsay & Manuel J. Justiz (Editors)
Publisher: State University of New York Press, Albany
ISBN: 791450627 , Pages: 319, Year: 2001
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During the 1990s, a well-organized anti-affirmative action movement was able to successfully challenge long-standing programs for admitting women and minorities into higher education. In a short time, they had won important judicial decisions and influenced voter referenda or new legislation in many states that reversed affirmative action policies, which had taken decades to build. Responding to the crisis, scholars, administrators and legal experts gathered in various symposia to extol the benefits of multiculturalism, campus diversity and social justice derived from affirmative action initiatives over the years. Their goals were to collect enough evidence, devise new strategies, or create reasonable alternatives that would halt the ultimate challenge against affirmative action in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Quest for Equity in Higher Education: Toward New Paradigms in an Evolving Affirmative Action Era, edited by Beverly Lindsay and Manuel Justiz, is the outcome of one of those forums held in 1997 at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Despite many years in production, the book is still timely, interesting,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 104 Number 5, 2002, p. 946-948
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10869, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 8:30:37 PM

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  • Robert Ibarra
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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    Dr. Robert A. Ibarra is a practicing anthropologist and a nationally recognized expert on diversity/minority issues in higher education. He is an Assistant Vice Chancellor Emeritus for academic affairs at the University Wisconsin-Madison, and a Senior Consultant with the Ibis Group, a diversity consulting firm in Waltham, MA. His current research interests focus on studying Latinos in higher education and developing models for changing academic organizational cultures. His latest book, Beyond Affirmative Action: Reframing the Context of Higher Education, (University of Wisconsin Press, 2001), uncovers a significant new design for understanding diversity that is becoming recognized as a paradigm shift for educational change.
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