Class Matters: Beyond Access to Inclusion

Susan E. Borrego

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Class Matters: Beyond Access to Inclusion examines class as an aspect of diversity and multiculturalism in higher education. It argues that recognizing class culture is essential to building more inclusive campus communities.

Praise for Class Matters:

"In exploring the way class affects students, faculty, staff, and institutions themselves, Sue Borrego takes on one of the most difficult but significant aspects of diversity in higher education. For students from working-class backgrounds, coming to college can be a disorienting and confusion experience, one that faculty, staff, and institutions rarely address. She reminds us powerfully that attention to class needs to be incorporated not only into the curriculum but into all aspects of college life, from student services to advising to community outreach." —Sherry Lee Linkon, co-director, Center for Working-Class Studies, Youngstown State University, author of "Teaching Working-Class"

"This is a timely and important paper that brings to greater focus the issue of class and its significant relationship to race/ethnicity, gender, and other dimensions of the diversity conversation. The paper nicely links theory to practice with its discussion of the implications for student affairs professionals." —Daryl G. Smith, professor of education/psychology, Center for Educational Studies, Claremont Graduate University

Invited Paper | 2003 | 8 pages

ISBN 978-0-931654-36-7

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