ERIC Number: ED198759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Black Students in Higher Education: Conditions and Experience in the 1970s.
Thomas, Gail E., Ed.
The conditions and experiences of black students in higher education in the 1970s are addressed in 27 essays. The essays are categorized in terms of: history and profile; admissions and access; enrollment, academic experience, and career choice; black higher educational survival; recruitment and retention; and structural policies. Among the contents are the following: "Blacks in Higher Education to 1954: A Historical Overview," by John E. Fleming; "Black Students in Black and White Institutions," by Helen S. Astin and Patricia H. Cross; "The Effects of Standardized Achievement Test Performance and Family Status on Black-White College Access," by Gail E. Thomas; "Factors Affecting Black Students' Persistence in College," by Patricia H. Cross and Helen S. Astin; "Correlates of Black Student Adjustment, Achievement, and Aspirations at a Predominantly White Southern University," by Walter R. Allen; "The Major Field Choices and Occupational Career Orientations of Black and White College Students," by Jomills Henry Braddock II; "The Access of Black Students to Medical and Law Schools: Trends and Bakke Implications," by James E. Blackwell; "Critical Factors for the Survival of First Generation College Blacks," by Will B. Scott; "An Example of Student Retention for Minority Engineering Programs," by Randolph W. Bromery; "A Special Tutorial for Minority Medical Students: An Account of a Year's Experience," by Robert H. Geertsma; "Legislative Remedies for Increasing the Educational Access and Retention of Minorities," by Frank Brown; "The Adams Mandate: A Format for Achieving Equal Educational Opportunity and Attainment," by Leonard L. Haynes, III; and "Desegregation and Black Student Higher Educational Access," by Gail E. Thomas, James M. McPartland, and Denise C. Gottfredson. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Achievement Tests, Admission Criteria, Black Colleges, Black Students, Career Choice, College Admission, College Desegregation, College Students, Competitive Selection, Disadvantaged, Educational History, Engineering Education, Enrichment Activities, Enrollment Trends, Equal Education, Higher Education, Law Schools, Majors (Students), Medical Schools, Minority Groups, School Holding Power, Science Education, Selective Admission, Socioeconomic Status, Standardized Tests, Summer Programs, Trend Analysis, Tutorial Programs, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Students
Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881 ($29.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Maryland; University of Minnesota
Note: Contributions to the Study of Education, No. 1.