Meritocracy: The Great American Myth? A Look at Gatekeeping in Higher EducationCollege & University (2010)
AbstractResearch on the concept of meritocracy and its role in college admissions is the major focus of this article. It explores the factors that contribute to the gatekeeping process and provides a historical context that led to the evolution of today's admission protocol. It focuses specifically on the strict meritocratic practices of many colleges as they continue to preserve the longstanding and deeply rooted admission traditions. The authors provide a discussion about options for reforming the system, along with recommendations and topics that require additional research and exploration.
- college admissions,
Publication DateSummer 2010
Citation InformationChristopher W Tremblay, Ed.D. "Meritocracy: The Great American Myth? A Look at Gatekeeping in Higher Education" College & University (2010)
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