ERIC Number: ED033416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul-1
Reference Count: 0
The Antioch Program for Interracial Education. A Five-Year Report. 1964-1969.
Within the context of institutional educations' attempt to respond to compelling social problems, Antioch College developed a program designed to test the assumption that "overlooked" minority group students with the potential for academic success would benefit from attendance at Antioch and would also contribute positively to the college. Since 1965, 92 students, predominately male and black, were identified and recruited by committees set up in various metropolitan areas. They were accepted by relaxed admission standards, were provided educational, motivational and enrichment experiences before entrance, and given supportive counseling and financial assistance once on campus. In the beginning the students aspired to fit in, but as they became more aware of their blackness strong feelings of black pride, black unity and black survival developed, and they worked earnestly on curriculum and housing reform to prevent manipulation by a white middle class institution. The major impact of the students on the college is that the program became a vehicle for education in race relations but there is a need for further analysis of its effects. The report raises many questions about the nature of education's contribution to the solution of problems posed by poverty and racial injustice. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document]. (RM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Fels Research Inst., Yellow Springs, OH.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Antioch Coll., Yellow Springs, OH.