1st Edition

Multiculturalism in Academe A Source Book

By Libby V. Morris, Sammy Parker Copyright 1996
    196 Pages
    by Routledge

    196 Pages
    by Routledge

    Examining college and university curricula, this annotated bibliography cites over 300 articles, books, and other works that document the impact of multiculturalism on higher education during the 1980s and 1990s. Included are writings that address change in both the traditional disciplines and the interdisciplinary fields of women's studies, African American studies, and ethnic studies, with emphasis on other controversial works that focus on integrating the emerging scholarship into core curricula and on the evolution and current status of that scholarship. After an introduction to multiculturalism, the book looks at works that define multiculturalism and examines its effect on traditionalists and reformers alike. The authors discuss institutional experiences, citing specific examples of curricular integration and resistance. Quantitative and qualitative studies are highlighted to show multicultural change in the academy, including political correctness debates. Each chapter begins with a summary of major issues and works, an appendix lists all referenced journals, and there is an author index. This book provides easy access to a wide range of literature across many disciplines and fields. It will be useful to faculty and administrators, researchers and students in women studies, African American studies, ethnic studies, and other interdisciplinary fields.

    Chapter One: Introduction to Multiculturalism
    Chapter Two: Rationale
    Chapter Three: Institutional Case Studies
    Chapter Four: Traditional Disciplines and Interdisciplinary Fields
    Chapter Five: Evaluation and Assessment
    Chapter Six: Political Correctness
    Chapter Seven: Guide to Resources: Bibliographies and Reference Books
    Author Index


    Libby Morris is associate professor of higher education and interim director, Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia. She is editor of the Journal of Innovative Higher Education.

    "This provides access to sources on the subject difficult to acquire elsewhere and gives excellent indication of content. For these reasons, it is recommended for administrators, teachers and students. Highly recommended for academic education reference collections and those of main public libraries." -- Reference Book Review
    "This work will be useful for general academic reference collections, since it will serve a wide variety of clientele." -- Choice