ERIC Number: ED181777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Conference on Issues in Minority Science Education. Proceedings, March 15-17, 1979.
Atlanta Univ., GA. Resource Center for Science and Engineering.
Proceedings of the Conference on Issues in Minority Science Education are presented. An overview of Atlanta University's Resource Center for Science and Engineering, which sponsored the conference, and a rationale for the conference are provided. Seven panel discussion reports are given, including such topics as curriculum and faculty development, the role of research, and the relationship of federal agencies to black colleges and universities. A presentation of the "Community Outreach Component" and an address by Herman R. Branson, "Knowing Comes First," on the status of black higher education, follow. Group sessions focused on the major programs of biology, chemistry, mathematics and computer science, and physics and engineering with emphasis on the problems and concerns in these majors and strategies and approaches for remedying the problems. Other group sessions used the same problem/concern--strategy/approach to topics in areas of academic management, recruitment and retention, and resources and funding, among others. Following the concluding remarks, a roster of participants is provided. An evaluation of the conference is appended with composite responses, along with data on racial/ethnic enrollments in 1976. (PHR)
Descriptors: Biology, Black Colleges, Black Education, Black Students, Chemistry, College Administration, Computer Science, Curriculum Development, Engineering Education, Enrollment, Faculty Development, Government School Relationship, Group Discussion, Higher Education, Mathematics, Measurement Instruments, Minority Groups, Physics, School Holding Power, Science Education, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Univ., GA. Resource Center for Science and Engineering.