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Battling bias

the struggle for identity and community on college campuses

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This edition published in by Viking in New York.

Written in English

290 pages

Politicians, philosophers, and academics have spent countless hours debating the issues of greatest concern on college campuses today: multiculturalism, political correctness, race relations, sexual politics, and gender. But what has been noticeably missing from their discussions are the voices of the students themselves. Battling Bias is one of the first books to offer an analysis of their actions and reactions on their own college campuses. In this work a wide variety of students from both public and private schools across the country share their pain and anger, their concerns and experiences and the impact on their lives of the surge of conflicts so omnipresent on campuses today. Sidel explores these issues against a backdrop of our current economic problems and polarities, our increasingly diverse society and changing patterns of immigration. She discusses the key problems for American higher education (including who should have access to it), and offers solutions. This unique contribution to the continuing debate on the role of education in a democratic society should be required reading for anyone interested in the future of our schools and of our nation.

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Battling bias

the struggle for identity and community on college campuses

This edition published in by Viking in New York.


Edition Description

Politicians, philosophers, and academics have spent countless hours debating the issues of greatest concern on college campuses today: multiculturalism, political correctness, race relations, sexual politics, and gender. But what has been noticeably missing from their discussions are the voices of the students themselves. Battling Bias is one of the first books to offer an analysis of their actions and reactions on their own college campuses. In this work a wide variety of students from both public and private schools across the country share their pain and anger, their concerns and experiences and the impact on their lives of the surge of conflicts so omnipresent on campuses today. Sidel explores these issues against a backdrop of our current economic problems and polarities, our increasingly diverse society and changing patterns of immigration. She discusses the key problems for American higher education (including who should have access to it), and offers solutions. This unique contribution to the continuing debate on the role of education in a democratic society should be required reading for anyone interested in the future of our schools and of our nation.

Table of Contents

Who shall learn
The societal context
Conflict within the ivory tower
Coping with bias
Speaking out
Leading students
Walking in two worlds
Facing diversity
A matter of survival.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-278) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
378.1/981
Library of Congress
LC212.42 .S53 1994

The Physical Object

Pagination
x, 290 p. ;
Number of pages
290

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1079073M
Internet Archive
battlingbiasstru00side
ISBN 10
0670841129
ISBN 13
9780670841127
LC Control Number
94002382
OCLC/WorldCat
29702595
Library Thing
2226035
Goodreads
4953520

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