ERIC Number: ED058334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Compensatory Education Programs in Higher Education: A Nationwide Survey.
Cartey, Wilfred; Morrison, Anne
In the spring of 1969, the Urban Center Curriculum Project undertook a comprehensive survey of minority-related curricul at 185 colleges and universities throughout the country. Information regarding compensatory education programs was one essential element in this inquiry. The institutions contacted were similar to Columbia in that they were predominately white four-year colleges and universities, and special attention was directed to those located in or near an urban community. Inquiries regarding courses and programs in ethnic studies, admissions policies, and supplementary or compensatory services for disadvantaged students and community-related projects were sent in the form of a questionnaire to the dean of the college or undergraduate school, and also a letter to the university vice president for academic affairs or the college president at each institution. One hundred and twenty-five institutions, or 67 percent, responded to the requests. Other letters were sent to a sampling of major graduate and professional schools in order to ascertain how they are responding to the urgent need for more trained professionals from minority groups, as well as to the needs of the urban community. Descriptions of early and current compensatory programs, as well as those proposed or planned, were drawn from a variety of sources. Some of the programs described were instituted several years ago and were discontinued. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Black Community, College Admission, College Curriculum, College Programs, Compensatory Education, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Ethnic Studies, Higher Education, National Surveys, Professional Education, Undergraduate Study, Urban Schools
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Urban Center.