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Minorities in Science

The Challenge for Change in Biomedicine

Editors: Melnick, Vijaya L. (Ed.)

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Change is the essence of progress. We now stand at the crossroads of our civilization where change is essential in the conduct of our institu­ tions, in the plans and models we project for the future, and in the very patterns of our thinking if we are to survive as "one nation under God . . . with liberty and justice for all. " Opportunity to participate and fulfill the responsibility of building the nation must be available to all citizens in a true republic. For the viability of governmental institutions, in a modem democratic nation­ state, rests on the diversity of the genius of her citizens, and this enables the nation to accommodate herself better to changes of the times. But if the nation becomes impervious to change and resistant to modify its institutions to keep in pace with the times, then the nation will indeed be doomed to wither and perish. History is replete with examples of civilizations that have gone that course. It is therefore our responsibility to insure that our government institutions are kept receptive to change and reflective of the needs and concerns of her citizenry. In America today, economic and social powers generally go to those who can claim a superior education and professional experience. As our society, and indeed the world, becomes increasingly dependent on science and technology, education in those fields becomes impera­ tive to the power equation.

Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • Black Americans in the Sciences

    Jay, James M.

    Pages 3-8

  • Spanish-Surnamed Americans in Science: Availability and Barriers

    Martinez, J. V.

    Pages 9-15

  • The New Medical College Admission Test: New Dimensions in Assessment

    Angel, James L.

    Pages 17-27

  • The Graduate Record Examination and the Minority Student

    Nieves, Luis

    Pages 29-38

  • Minority Students and the Political Environment: A Historical Perspective

    Brown, Theodore M.

    Pages 41-52

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eBook $84.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4757-5853-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Minorities in Science
Book Subtitle
The Challenge for Change in Biomedicine
Editors
  • Vijaya L. Melnick
Copyright
1977
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-5851-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-5851-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-5853-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 296
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