9789670630304

Affirmative Action or Discrimination? A Comparative Study of Higher Education in the US and Malaysia


Description

Author: Kong Wee Cheng
Format: Paperback, 102 pages
Subjects: Education, Social Studies
ISBN: 9789670630304
Publisher: SIRD
Published: 2014
Price: RM23.00

Preferential treatment policy has been in place in the United States and Malaysia for over a few decades. What are the consequences of preferential treatment in higher education in Malaysia and the United States? Have this preferential policy achieved its initial goals? How do members of the beneficiary and non-beneficiary groups respond to it? Does preferential treatment policy resulted in ethnic polarisation?

This book addresses the origins including the political implications of preferential policy in Malaysia and the United States. It seeks an in-depth understanding of the consequences of the policy.