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Ethnic Studies in Higher Education (Perspectives in Education)

Beginning in 1968 at San Francisco State and University of California campuses such as Berkeley and Santa Barbara—then spreading to many campuses across the United States during the course of the next quarter century to the present day—students of color began demanding greater access to higher education. They also demanded the recruitment of more faculty of color and the creation of programs that have come to be known collectively as ethnic studies and separately by a variety of names: Black studies (also Afro-American studies, African American studies, Africana studies); Chicana/o, Mexican American, and Puerto Rican studies (also Latina/o studies); American Indian (or Native American) studies; and Asian American studies. These programs formed the beginning of multicultural curricular reform in higher education. For 40 years, despite ...

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