Multicultural Curriculum and Higher Education

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Journal of Library Administration

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The persistence of cultural wars in academic disciplines and among populations within college and university campuses appears to he counterintuitive to the tradition of responsiveness to societal needs that is the hallmark of collegiate curriculum reform, especially throughout the twentieth century. Important issues in higher education's conversation over multiculturalism and the curriculum, ranging from reform of basic curricular requirements to the persistence of ethnic and gender studies programs, are discussed with an eye toward opportunities for effecting change in academic libraries.


Journal of Library Administration, Vol. 27, No. 1-2 (1999): 157-169.DOI.

William Welburn was affiliated with the University of Iowa at the time of publication.