ERIC Number: ED157977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Schools and Their Impact on Black Women.
Data on race, higher educational attainment, and professional status help us to delineate issues, concerns and trends relevant to assessing the impact of professional schools upon black women. Professional schools which offer a direct service to black women have not, for example, systematically included within their curricula, normative data about the health, family, and economic situation of black people. This means that large segments of the population are not having their biophysical or psychosocial needs addressed by the higher educational systems. Furthermore, many institutions of higher education publish statistical or demographic data about women students but do not distinguish between black and white women. There is a need for data sets which are more indicative of the number of black women enrolled in undergraduate as well as graduate programs. An analysis of the problems which affect the admission, progression and graduation of black women from institutions of higher education is the next step in assessing the impact of higher educational systems upon black women. Data is also needed in the area of black women professionals, their perceptions and life styles. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Blacks, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Enrollment Trends, Evaluation Methods, Females, Higher Education, Professional Education, Professional Occupations, Research Needs
Not available separately; See UD 018 455
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Educational Equity Group. Women's Research Div.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents see UD 018 393, UD 018 516-517 and UD 018 519-524