ERIC Number: ED045786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Black Community and the Community College: Action Programs for Expanding Opportunity. A Project Report.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA. Inst. for Higher Educational Opportunity.
A three-year project to investigate black student utilization of the public community college in the South began with a year-long study of the attitudes of black students enrolled in high schools and junior colleges in five communities. Trained interviewers talked at length with approximately 400 students and with teachers, parents, and community leaders. The observations provided a basis for concluding that the "open door" admissions policy does not in itself encourage black students to attend the junior college. Neither does the policy stimulate the development of programs designed to meet the needs of black students. In response to an inquiry sent to presidents of public junior colleges in the South, administrators from a number of institutions reported innovative action programs designed to increase enrollment of black students and to improve their opportunities after they enrolled. These materials combined with activities in the five pilot project programs provide the illustrative materials used in this report. [Not available in hard copy due to the size of the print of the original document.] (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Black Community, Black Students, College Choice, College Programs, Community Colleges, High School Graduates, High School Students, Open Enrollment, Postsecondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA. Inst. for Higher Educational Opportunity.
Identifiers: United States (South)