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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
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Author
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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
378.1/9820973
Index
index present
LC call number
LA227.4
LC item number
.G85 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The tyranny of the meritocracy : democratizing higher education in America, Lani Guinier
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 142-152) 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
Contents
pt. I. The problem. Adonises with a pimple -- Aptitude or achievement? -- From testocratic merit to democratic merit -- pt. II. The solution/s. Taking down fences at University Park Campus School -- No longer lonely at the top: The Posse Foundation -- Democratic merit in the classroom: Eric Mazur and Uri Treisman -- Six ways of looking at democratic merit -- Democratic merit in a twenty-first-century world
Control code
ocn892794498
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 160 pages
Isbn
9780807006276
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014027507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)892794498
Label
The tyranny of the meritocracy : democratizing higher education in America, Lani Guinier
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 142-152) 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
Contents
pt. I. The problem. Adonises with a pimple -- Aptitude or achievement? -- From testocratic merit to democratic merit -- pt. II. The solution/s. Taking down fences at University Park Campus School -- No longer lonely at the top: The Posse Foundation -- Democratic merit in the classroom: Eric Mazur and Uri Treisman -- Six ways of looking at democratic merit -- Democratic merit in a twenty-first-century world
Control code
ocn892794498
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 160 pages
Isbn
9780807006276
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014027507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)892794498

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