Policies and Practices of Diversity and Inclusion in Liberal Arts Colleges

  • Mikiko NishimuraEmail author
  • Allen Kim
  • Bhuwan Shankar Bhatt
Part of the Education Innovation Series book series (EDIN)


This chapter examines the policies and practices of diversity and inclusion in higher education, especially in the context of liberal arts colleges where the recent widespread questioning of liberal arts colleges being a luxury and elitist is increasingly prevalent in the USA. The chapter first discusses the concept of diversity and inclusion in the higher education settings and then examines the actual practices of the selected liberal arts colleges in Asia, North America, and Europe. We also examine the taught courses to grasp how diversity and inclusion are covered and taught in classes in liberal arts colleges.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikiko Nishimura
    • 1
    Email author
  • Allen Kim
    • 1
  • Bhuwan Shankar Bhatt
    • 1
  1. 1.International Christian UniversityTokyoJapan

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