ERIC Number: ED041583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
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New Challenges to the Junior Colleges--Their Role in Expanding Opportunity for Negroes: A Progress Report.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
This report of the Southern Regional Education Board (Atlanta, Georgia) offers results of a study of black student attitudes, and statements by the project coordinators on these results. Teachers, parents, community leaders, and students attending high schools and junior colleges in five communities were interviewed to provide the information. These data emphasized the following: (1) major factors encouraging junior college attendance; (2) financial barriers and resources; (3) program and enrollment offerings and opportunities; (4) quality of instruction; (5) perceived attitudes of white students and teachers; (6) admissions policies; and (7) aspirations and future plans. Subsequent statements by the project coordinators emphasized related concepts. One of these dealt with the need for college administrators and educators to perceive and react to differences in the problems, backgrounds, and motivation of black and white students in order to make the college experience successful for both. Another concept concerned the development of administrative leadership able to organize the school and to gain enough personal commitment at the school and community levels to provide successful programs for the disadvantaged student. Third, the role of the counselor in relating to and providing helpful guidance for the black student was outlined. Finally, institutional approaches to the problem of equal educational opportunity, and suggestions for solving the problem were reviewed. (JO)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.