|About the Book|
Editors and contributors of this important work have designed it tomeet the needs of student affairs professionals who have previouslyhad few resources on which to draw in understanding the experiencesand identities of mixed race students. Within aMoreEditors and contributors of this important work have designed it tomeet the needs of student affairs professionals who have previouslyhad few resources on which to draw in understanding the experiencesand identities of mixed race students. Within a multiracial framework, the authors address thecontemporary context for understanding racial issues on campus-several approaches to identity developments- experiences ofstudents and faculty- and student services, programs, and policy, including a Canadian perspective.A substantial amount of literature addresses developmental andservice needs of monoracial students of color (Asian and PacificIslander, Black, Latino, Native American), Student affairseducators have observed an increase in the number of biracial andmultiracial college students: students who have parents from morethan one federally defined racial or ethnic background such asAsian-White, Latino-Black, or Native-White-Latino. According todata from the U.S. Census Bureau, this population is only going toincrease. This volume is sure to become an indispensable resourcefor student affairs professionals serving the needs of thisincreasing student population.This is the 123nd volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly reportseries New Directions for Student Services, an indispensableresource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals.Each issue of New Directions for Student Services offersguidelines and programs for aiding students in their totaldevelopment: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.