ERIC Number: ED032040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun-1
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Call to Action: A Committee Progress Report with Recommendations for Action.
This summary of the activities of the Committee since its formation in March 1968 points out certain inadequacies in current junior college programs for the disadvantaged. Testing programs are based only on middle-class culture; guidance and counseling do not allow for transitional programs or give help with personal, financial, and family problems; counselors need the aid of psychiatric social workers or laymen to act as liaison between the disadvantaged and the "educated" professional; recruitment of promising students should be done in their own neighborhood; remedial programs must be redirected; apprenticeship practices must be encouraged; more minority staff must be hired. In April 1968, a Committee resolution recommended vigorous recruitment of minority personnel at all levels; in-service programs for teachers and administrators on minority problems; more jobs for minority students while in college; appropriate changes in curriculum and counseling; the tapping of all financial resources; placement of minority students in both credit and non-credit courses; giving precedence to student needs over college protocol; additional tutoring and more "big brother" programs. In simplistic terms, the junior college must get the disadvantaged student into the college, keep him there, and move him on to a 4-year school or a decent job. The special programs of six California junior colleges are described. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: California Junior Coll. Association, Sacramento. Committee on the Disadvantaged.