Gone are the days when the term diversity may have been usedto solely signify the color of one's skin or gender. This volumeexamines how diverse and marginalized populations aresituated within American community colleges amd pushes theboundaries of our understanding of these terms. The editors and contributing authors examine various studentgroups as well as give voice to the marginalization felt by a groupof faculty. Topics include:Examining the concept of student marginalization through aframework based on Dewey's 1916 work, Democracy andEducationExperiences of Adult English as Second Language learnersSeeing the community college environment through the eyes ofstudent athletesCurrent research on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, andqueer (LGBTQ) community college students and the need for moreStudent VeteransUnderprepared college studentsand community College faculty in correctionalinstitutions.The volume concludes with key resources for anyone who workswith or researches marginalized populations. The resources includesources for further reading, existing organizations serving variousmarginalized groups, and some possible funding opportunities.This is the 155th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly reportseries New Directions for Community Colleges.Essential to the professional libraries of presidents, vicepresidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open-doorinstitutions, New Directions for Community Collegesprovides expert guidance in meeting the challenges of theirdistinctive and expanding educational mission.
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