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ERIC Number: ED011908
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 6
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COMPENSATORY PRACTICES IN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. BULLETIN, 2(2), MARCH 1966).
WILKERSON, DOXEY A.
A NUMBER OF COMPENSATORY EFFORTS ARE BEING MADE TO FACILITATE THE COLLEGE ENTRY OR FURTHER THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS OF SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS. FOR EXAMPLE, SOME PROGRAMS ARE BEING CONDUCTED BY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND SUCH FOUNDATIONS AS THE NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP SERVICE AND FUND FOR NEGRO STUDENTS TO RECRUIT DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS WHO WOULD NOT APPLY TO COLLEGE UNLESS ENCOURAGED, AND SPECIAL FUNDS HAVE BEEN EARMARKED TO AID BOTH THE TALENTED STUDENT AND THE ACADEMIC RISK. IN ADDITION, A NUMBER OF INSTITUTIONS HAVE MODIFIED THEIR ADMISSIONS CRITERIA TO ACCEPT DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS WITH POTENTIAL FOR COLLEGE WORK. ANOTHER EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE THROUGH A VARIETY OF SUMMER PREPARATORY PROGRAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CONDUCTED AT THE COLLEGES THEMSELVES. SOME INSTITUTIONS HAVE OFFERED REMEDIAL CURRICULUMS, BUT THEY HAVE FOUND THAT THERE IS LIMITED EVIDENCE THAT THESE COURSES IMPROVE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE. ALTHOUGH THE NUMBER OF COMPENSATORY PROGRAMS HAS INCREASED, FEW COLLEGES HAVE INSTITUTED THESE PRACTICES, AND THOSE THAT HAVE SERVE ONLY SMALL NUMBERS OF DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS. BECAUSE MANY INSTITUTIONS ARE TRYING TO MAINTAIN HIGH ADMISSIONS STANDARDS, INCREASING PRECOLLEGE COMPENSATORY PROGRAMS WHICH UPGRADE THESE STUDENTS' EDUCATION IS A PARTICULARLY PROMISING WAY TO HAVE THEM ADMITTED. HOWEVER, THESE AND OTHER COMPENSATORY PROGRAMS MUST BE SYSTEMATICALLY EVALUATED. INCLUDED IS A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MORE THAN 75 REFERENCES. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "IRCD BULLETIN," VOLUME 2, NUMBER 2, MARCH 1966. (EF)
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Authoring Institution: Yeshiva Univ., New York, NY. ERIC Clearinghouse for Urban Disadvantaged.
Identifiers: New York (New York)