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The Resource The tyranny of the meritocracy : democratizing higher education in America, Lani Guinier

The tyranny of the meritocracy : democratizing higher education in America, Lani Guinier

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The tyranny of the meritocracy : democratizing higher education in America
Title
The tyranny of the meritocracy
Title remainder
democratizing higher education in America
Statement of responsibility
Lani Guinier
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Standing on the foundations of America's promise of equal opportunity, our universities purport to "serve as engines of social mobility" and "practitioners of democracy." But as acclaimed scholar and pioneering civil rights advocate Lani Guinier argues, the merit systems that dictate the admissions practices of these institutions are functioning to select and privilege elite individuals rather than create learning communities geared to advance democratic societies. Having studied and taught at schools such as Harvard University, Yale Law School, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Guinier has spent years examining the experiences of ethnic minorities at the nation's top institutions of higher education, and here she lays bare the practices that impede the stated missions of these schools. Guinier argues for reformation, not only of the very premises of admissions practices but of the shape of higher education itself, and she offers many examples of new collaborative initiatives that prepare students for engaged citizenship in our increasingly multicultural society"
Cataloging source
DKDLA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guinier, Lani
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Democracy and education
  • Multicultural education
  • Discrimination in higher education
  • Minorities
  • Social sciences
  • Education
  • Law
  • Democracy and education
  • Discrimination in higher education
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Minorities
  • Multicultural education
Label
The tyranny of the meritocracy : democratizing higher education in America, Lani Guinier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 160 pages
Isbn
9780807078129
Lccn
2014027507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944954703
Label
The tyranny of the meritocracy : democratizing higher education in America, Lani Guinier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 160 pages
Isbn
9780807078129
Lccn
2014027507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944954703

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