ERIC Number: ED028746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Brief: A Study on Compensatory Collegiate Programs for Minority Group Youth.
Gordon, Edmund W.; Thomas, Charles L.
Universities are being faced with the problem of how they can best carry out their functions and pursue standards of academic excellence with youth who, because of social, economic and educational disadvantages, deviate markedly from traditional academic norms. Many institutions have initiated special programs or practices designed for these youth. These activities, such as modified admission policies, high school extension programs, tutorial programs, special recruitment, curriculum innovation, all aim to compensate for disadvantages of college aspirants. Because programs have multiplied, there is a pressing need to document and examine the developments. The study envisioned in this brief aims to compile data on existings programs and establish a rapid monitoring system to disseminate relevant information to institutions engaged in or planning similar programs. A second objective is to assess the effectiveness of existing programs and determine to what extent they have influenced the personal, social and academic adjustments of students and stimulated changes in institutional practice and attitudes. The brief outlines procedures to be used for the general survey intended to collect data from about 3000 institutions and kinds of information the researchers hope to learn from the questionnaires, personal interviews, and case studies of students and institutions. It is hoped the results will encourage further research, especially on the problem of identifying academic potential in minority group youth. The rationale for such an investigation is included. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.