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ERIC Number: ED011267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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EDUCATION FOR DISADVANTAGED.
BUSH, DIXON
ANTIOCH COLLEGE HAS INITIATED A PROGRAM TO PROVIDE A COLLEGE EDUCATION TO SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS WITH HIGH ACADEMIC POTENTIAL. THE PROGRAM OFFERS A CHALLENGE TO THE SMALL LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE TO BREAK TRADITION AND BECOME LESS PROVINCIAL BY ADMITTING STUDENTS DIFFERENT FROM THE TRADITIONAL COLLEGE POPULATION. THE FIRST GROUP OF 11 STUDENTS, MOSTLY NEGRO, FROM THREE LARGE CITIES WAS CHOSEN BY INDIGENOUS SELECTOR GROUPS BECAUSE EARLY IDENTIFICATION OF STUDENTS IN THEIR OWN NEIGHBORHOODS WAS FELT TO BE IMPORTANT TO THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM. ADMISSIONS STANDARDS WERE LOWERED TO ADMIT THESE STUDENTS, BUT GRADUATION STANDARDS WILL REMAIN THE SAME. EXISTING COLLEGE ADMISSIONS STANDARDS, CURRICULUMS, AND TEACHING METHODS ARE NOW BEING EVALUATED TO DETERMINE THEIR RELEVANCE IN EDUCATING DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS TO PROVIDE THEM WITH GREATER OPPORTUNITIES. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "ANTIOCH COLLEGE REPORTS," NUMBER 7. (MR)
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Authoring Institution: Antioch Coll., Yellow Springs, OH.
Identifiers: Ohio (Yellow Springs)