ERIC Number: ED171345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Minorities and Community Colleges: Data and Discourse.
Gilbert, Fontelle, Ed.
The purpose of this report is to provide insight into the accomplishments of community colleges in serving minority populations. Observations are drawn from the literature in relation to open admissions, the extent to which minority educational needs are met, actions that would help community college programs benefit the individual and the institution, the importance of cultural awareness, and the elements leading to minority student success. Additionally, data are presented which indicate the following: two-year colleges have shown strong growth in minority enrollments, offering opportunities for study to minorities to a greater extent than postsecondary education as a whole; and there has been a marked increase in minority employment in two-year colleges, though a substantial gap remains between minority enrollment and employment. The first of a series of commentaries is by Shirley Chisholm, who addresses the importance of community colleges for Blacks. Next, Mildred Bell describes an evolving developmental studies program; Wallace Galluzzi explores the way in which Haskell Indian Junior College (Kansas) serves the special needs of Indian students; Donald Godbold discusses the efficacy of community colleges for minorities; Hattie Jackson examines the past and future relationship of minorities and the two-year college; and Helen McLean considers definitions of minorities, barriers to postsecondary education, and program evaluation. (AYC)
Descriptors: American Indians, Black Students, Community Colleges, Cultural Influences, Developmental Programs, Educational Needs, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Minority Group Teachers, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Open Enrollment, Racial Balance, Spanish Speaking, Surveys, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($7.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.