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ERIC Number: ED017247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 32
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Reference Count: 0
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REPORT OF THE CONFERENCE ON TWO-YEAR COLLEGES AND THE DISADVANTAGED (STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, DELHI, JUNE 15-17, 1966).
KUUSISTO, ALLAN A.
THREE PRINCIPLES ARE BASIC TO THE JUNIOR COLLEGE ROLE IN EDUCATING THE DISADVANTAGED--(1) THE COLLEGE MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ALL, (2) THE COLLEGE MUST MAKE A DEFINITE COMMITMENT TO EDUCATING DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS, AND (3) THE COLLEGE MUST HELP ITS ENROLLEES TO SUCCEED. DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN, REPRESENTING 15 PERCENT OF THE CHILD POPULATION, ARE (1) IN THE LOWEST INCOME GROUP, (2) DELAYED, BY FAMILY BACKGROUND, IN ADJUSTMENT TO CITY LIVING, (3) OFTEN SUBJECT TO OVERT RACIAL OR SOCIAL DISCRIMINATION, AND (4) USUALLY CHARACTERIZED BY LOW INTEREST, MOTIVATION, AND ACHIEVEMENT IN SCHOOL. DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS NEED OPPORTUNITIES WHICH THEY CAN VISUALIZE AS REAL CHANCES FOR THEM. PROGRAMS FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS MAY EFFECTIVELY INVOLVE VARIATIONS IN ADMISSIONS PRACTICES TO INCLUDE CRITERIA OTHER THAN SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT, AND EXTENSIVE PREADMISSIONS COUNSELING. A MAJOR CRITICISM OF COLLEGE PROGRAMS CURRENTLY IN OPERATION IS THAT THEY ARE LIMITED TO AN ASSUMPTION THAT DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS REQUIRE ONLY A LIBERAL ARTS CURRICULUM. INCLUSION OF NUMBERS OF DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS IN A COLLEGE OFFERS A CHALLENGE TO TEACH STUDENTS RATHER THAN TO SORT THEM. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.; State Univ. of New York, Albany.
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