ERIC Number: ED041963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Post-Secondary Educational Opportunities and the Negro Student in Florida: A Report to the Select Council on Post-High School Education.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA. Inst. for Higher Educational Opportunity.
Contracted by the Select Council on Post-High School Education in Florida with the Southern Regional Education Board, this study was designed to provide information and observations which the Council could use in formulating suggestions and recommendations for the special post-high school educational needs of Negro students. The issues to which the study was addressed were: enrollment (present and potential); special programs for disadvantaged students; counseling needs; institutional roles and interinstitutional potentials; financial needs; and, the importance of statewide planning. The conclusions of the report are as follows: despite the availability and utilization of post-secondary educational opportunities by Negro students, they do not attend college in the same proportion as whites; utilization of traditional admission criteria militates against a substantial increase in enrollment of Negro students in the more selective institutions; many students over-aspire and experience difficulty in reconciling previous training with post-secondary training and employment; and, the delineation of the role and scope of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is of great concern to the state, the institution, its students and alumni. Tables of enrollment data, a bibliogrpahy, and questionnaire formats are appended. (RJ)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Black Colleges, Black Education, Black Students, Educational Counseling, Educational Opportunities, Enrollment Trends, Equal Education, Financial Needs, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, School Desegregation, Special Programs, State Programs, Two Year Colleges, Universities, Work Experience
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA. Inst. for Higher Educational Opportunity.
Identifiers: Florida; Florida A and M University