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Diversity, merit, and higher education : toward a comprehensive agenda for the 21st century / series and volume editors, Phillip J. Bowman, Edward P. St. John ; managing editor, Phyllis Kreger Stillman.


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New York : AMS Press, c2011.
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  • xii, 351 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 344-348) and index.
  • 1. Need for a 21st-century merit agenda in higher education / Philip J. Bowman
  • Section I. Contested constructions of merit in the 21st century: from the big test to the diversity debate in higher education. 2. Diversity and merit in higher education: challenges and opportunities for the 21st century / Philip J. Bowman
  • 3. The qualified applicant: origins of admissions tests in higher education / Krystal L. Williams
  • 4. Critical analysis of merit assumptions in higher education / Edward P. St. John
  • Section II. Merit and opportunity in higher education: complexities, challenges, and trends in a diversifying nation. 5. Diversity and opportunity in higher education: the role of affirmative action / Michele S. Moses, John T. Yun and Patricia Martin
  • 6. Diversity, merit, and college choice: role of a dynamic sociopolitical environment / Rhana Natour, Angela Locks and Philip J. Bowman
  • 7. ACT's P-16 partnerships: expanding opportunity for academic merit / Charles Ramos
  • Section III. Toward a comprehensive agenda for the 21st century: expanding indicators of merit for a diversifying population. 8. Toward a strengths-based assessment system: a comprehensive social psychological approach / Philip J. Bowman
  • 9. Using noncognitive variables in assessing readiness for higher education / William E. Sedlacek
  • 10. Admissions, academic readiness, and student success: implications for growing a diverse education pipeline / Kurt Burkum, Steve Robbins, and Richard Phelps
  • 11. Noncognitive constructs in K-16: assessments, interventions, educational and policy implications / Jeremy Burrus, Carolyn MacCann, Patrick C. Kyllonen, and Richard D. Roberts
  • 12. A democratic merit agenda: an alternative approach / John A. Powell and Becky Reno
  • Section IV. Bridging scholarship with comprehensive intervention. 13. Diversity and comprehensive strategies in higher education / Angela Ebreo, Gloryvee Fonsexa-Bolorin and Philip J. Bowman
  • 14. Toward a 21st-century meritocracy: bridging scholarship, intervention research, and social change / Philip J. Bowman and Edward P. St. John.
Bowman, Phillip J.
St. John, Edward P.
Stillman, Phyllis Kreger.
Readings on equal education, 0270-1448 ; v. 25
Readings on equal education.

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