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Advances in Education in Diverse Communities: Research, Policy and Praxis

ISSN: 1479-358X
Series editor(s): Professor Carol Camp-Yeakey

Subject Area: Education

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Introduction to Section Three


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Title:Introduction to Section Three
Author(s):Robert T. Teranishi
Volume:7 Editor(s): Walter R. Allen, Robert T. Teranishi, Marguerite Bonous-Hammarth ISBN: 978-1-78052-640-9 eISBN: 978-1-78052-641-6
Citation:Robert T. Teranishi (2012), Introduction to Section Three, in Walter R. Allen, Robert T. Teranishi, Marguerite Bonous-Hammarth (ed.) As the World Turns: Implications of Global Shifts in Higher Education for Theory, Research and Practice (Advances in Education in Diverse Communities: Research, Policy and Praxis, Volume 7), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.236-238
DOI:10.1108/S1479-358X(2012)0000007032 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Article type:Chapter Item
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Globalization has been a significant factor in shaping the world market, as well as higher and postsecondary education. In response to the shift to knowledge-based economies and postsecondary degrees increasingly being a prerequisite for work and engaged citizenry, the massification of higher education has led to more and more people aspiring to college enrollment. However, despite high postsecondary educational aspirations being shared across racial, cultural, and economic groups, there continue to be significant disparities among racial, ethnic, and economic groups in college access and success – a trend that has even increased in some cases.


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