ERIC Number: ED040262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Survey and Analysis of Higher Education Programs for the Disadvantaged Student. Final Report.
Simmons, Wilber D.
This study surveyed the extent of Special Educational Opportunity Programs (SEOP) for disadvantaged students among higher education institutions in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin, in an initial attempt to establish baseline data on the nature and range of SEOP activities. From the results of a questionnaire administered to both two-year and four-year colleges, the general responses indicate that: (1) SEOP activities are more prevalent presently in four-year institutions; (2) there is a small trend toward increasing the number of SEOP projects; (3) in the past two years, program implementation has been concentrated at freshmen-sophomore levels; (4) traditional academeic lines with supplementary counseling services have been followed; (5) student selection is based on regular admission criteria plus personal interviews; (6) student and institutional reaction to programs tends to be positive; and, (7) it is questionable whether the impact of SEOP projects can be sustained without outside financial aid to students. Recommendations made to the Office of Education, other Federal agencies, and colleges emphasized the need to continue and expand the level of studies on SEOP projects, and to begin establishing evaluative criteria that can benefit students, institutions, and educational agencies. [Not available in hard copy due to the marginal legibility of original document.] (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.
Identifiers: Illinois; Indiana; Michigan; Ohio; Special Educational Opportunities Program; Wisconsin