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Non-traditional, first generation, college students are changing the face of higher education in the United States. More than one third of today's students are minorities, eighty percent of those are employed and attending school part-time and more than one quarter are single parents. Diversity at LaGuardia means many things besides culture, ethnicity or nationality.It also refers to age, social background, fluency in English, academic expectations, learning styles and academic preparation. We argue here that we need to rethink curriculum in relation to this new understanding of diversity.


Originally published in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, vol. 35, no. 2, March/Aril 2003, pp. 10-17. doi: 10.1080/00091380309604088



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