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Assessing How Diversity Affects Students' Interest In Social Change, Gary D. Malaney, Joseph B. Berger Jan 2005

Assessing How Diversity Affects Students' Interest In Social Change, Gary D. Malaney, Joseph B. Berger

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

As the country's racial/ethnic minority representation increases, colleges and universities have increasingly sought to diversify their enrollments in order to better prepare all students to live and work in a diverse democracy. However, diversification may negatively affect campus climate and undergraduate peer relations leading to both increased racial tensions and to lower levels of satisfaction and retention for both minority and majority students. This study examined the effects of students; entry characteristics, pre-college environments, and pre-college activities on 3 democratic outcomes that serve as potential indicators of new undergraduate students; readiness to positively engage with diversity: social change ...


Race And The Metropolitan Origins Of Postsecondary Access To Four Year Colleges: The Case Of Greater Boston, Joseph B. Berger, Suzanne M. Smith, Stephen P. Coelen Apr 2004

Race And The Metropolitan Origins Of Postsecondary Access To Four Year Colleges: The Case Of Greater Boston, Joseph B. Berger, Suzanne M. Smith, Stephen P. Coelen

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Leading Organizations For Universal Design, Joseph B. Berger, Duong Van Thanh Jan 2004

Leading Organizations For Universal Design, Joseph B. Berger, Duong Van Thanh

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Diversity Among Equals: Educational Opportunity And The State Of Affirmative Admissions In New England, Stephen P. Coelen, Joseph B. Berger, Patricia H. Crosson Jan 2001

Diversity Among Equals: Educational Opportunity And The State Of Affirmative Admissions In New England, Stephen P. Coelen, Joseph B. Berger, Patricia H. Crosson

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Organizational Nature Of Student Persistence: Empirically-Based Recommendations For Practice, Joseph B. Berger Jan 2001

Understanding The Organizational Nature Of Student Persistence: Empirically-Based Recommendations For Practice, Joseph B. Berger

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

This article builds on the assumption that colleges and universities are organizations and subsequently that the organizational perspective provides important insights for improving retention on college and university campuses. A review of existing organizational studies of undergraduate persistence serves as the basis for ten empirically-based recommendations for practice that are designed to help campus leaders improve the effectiveness of retention efforts on campus.


Reading For Heuristics, Review Of Cream Of The Crop: The Impact Of Elite Education In The Decade After College By H. Katchadourian And J. Boli (1994, Basic Books), John M. Braxton, Joseph B. Berger Jan 1995

Reading For Heuristics, Review Of Cream Of The Crop: The Impact Of Elite Education In The Decade After College By H. Katchadourian And J. Boli (1994, Basic Books), John M. Braxton, Joseph B. Berger

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.