Access Denied

Access Denied : Race, Ethnicity, and the Scientific Enterprise

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Since the Civil Rights Era of the 1960s, minority groups have seen a tremendous amount of progress, but African Americans, Latinos, and American Indians still remain severely underrepresented in science, engineering, and mathematics. And although government, industry, and private philanthropies have supported more than 200 pre-college and college-level initiatives to increase the access and retention of minority students, the outcomes of these programs have not been well documented. This book from the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) presents definitive essays by leading research scholars, academics, and industry representatives on the participation of minorities in science, mathematics, and engineering. Its extensive coverage includes essays on current demographics, entering the education system, influences on minority participation, barriers to success, and preparation for academic careers. It is ideal for scholars, researchers, educators, and policymakers who study and strive to break the barriers of more

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  • Hardback | 351 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 680.39g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1 halftone, 67 line illustrations
  • 0195107748
  • 9780195107746

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"Access Denied begins by looking at national demographics and concludes with a chapter on research and policy recommendations that urges federally-mandated k-12 math and science instruction standards, development of a national financial aid policy that creates access for the poorest students, and holding the nation's research institutions accountable for educating a population reflective of the American people. . .As Dr. Campbell states, 'If those with a passion for issues of diversity and a need for a high quality technical workforce are going to be effective in shaping science education policies, it's essential to buttress humanitarian perspectives with a strong research foundation. Access denied provides that foundation.'"--Post - Dispatch, St. Louis, MOshow more