ERIC Number: ED040704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
A Feasibility and Planning Study for an Experimental, Two-year Community College for Rural and Urban Youth. Final Report.
Expanding higher educational opportunity for both rural and urban youth (especially those from lower income families) through the use of a rurally-based, residential 2-year college was investigated. Identifying important factors such as means of financing, student needs, community interests, and commitment of local people to educational programs involving outsiders (some of whom are of different race or background), the study was begun in Clinton County, New York. Potential students, local community residents, and community leaders were the subjects of the survey and the major sources of data gathered by survey research techniques. Results indicated that the development of an experimental college program in Clinton County or in other upstate rural areas is a workable idea with potential benefits both to the area in which it would be established, and to rural and urban students. However, the high per-student cost would require financial support from somewhere outside the rural area. Benefits to New York City students coming into this area have not been explored; however, a high degree of interest among Negro and Puerto Rican students was clearly demonstrated. The experimental concept received strong endorsement from them all. No large degree of prejudice in this rural, predominantly white area could be discovered by any of the instruments used in the study. (Author/JO)
Descriptors: Black Students, Community Attitudes, Community Characteristics, Community Cooperation, Community Leaders, Educational Opportunities, Experimental Programs, Puerto Ricans, Racial Integration, Rural Education, School Community Relationship, Student Attitudes, Student Interests, Surveys, Two Year Colleges
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York