ERIC Number: ED039840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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A Chance to Learn. An Action Agenda for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education.
Carnegie Commission on the Future of Higher Education, Berkeley, CA.
This report focuses on the goals, agenda, and policies for access and success within higher education for an increasingly diverse student population. Studies show that access to higher education is often determined by parental income, ethnic origin, proximity to an institution of higher education, and quality of early education. The Commission recommends that by 1976 all students with the motivation and ability for a higher education receive financial aid if they need it, and that by the year 2000 all other barriers be removed. To accomplish this, institutions of higher education should work to improve the effectiveness of elementary and secondary school programs by helping to eliminate segregation, improve teacher training, and establish various programs for disadvantaged students. In addition, colleges and universities should assure access to all levels of education, establish a "foundation year" for those students who want it, have effective compensatory programs, increase the availability and quality of ethnic studies, and recruit minority staff members. The report also recommends the establishment of a national center for the planning and coordination of these activities. An equal opportunity checklist for the academic community is included. (AF)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Ethnic Studies, Financial Support, Higher Education, Special Programs
McGraw-Hill Book Company, Hightstown, Jew Jersey 08520 ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: Carnegie Commission on the Future of Higher Education, Berkeley, CA.