ERIC Number: ED221109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
A Tale of Three Cities: Boston, Birmingham, Hartford.
Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
A Ford Foundation program funded individual institutional programs focusing on higher education access and success for the inner-city poor, including remediation of basic skills, academic counseling and diagnosis of learning problems, and information services to help individuals make program choices. Three institutional programs are reported. In the first report, Ernest A. Lynton, with Diana Strange and Cornelia D'Mils, discusses the Boston Six (Boston State College, Bunker Hill Community College, Massachusetts Bay Community College, Massachusetts College of Art, Roxbury Community College, and the University of Massachusetts at Boston) as an example of cooperation among urban institutions and their three central administrations. Benefits to the institutions and the population, the potential impact of state higher education reorganization, limitations of institutional cooperation, and participants' comments are discussed. James R. Jordan discusses a program in which Miles College cooperated with the Birmingham, Alabama schools to use retired teachers to upgrade skills of students from first through eighth grades. Gail Spangenberg, with Morton Colemen and Jeffrey Daniels, discusses the University of Hartford's community outreach program for Hispanics. Project designs and goals, successes and problems, institutional cooperation, costs, and caveats are presented. Appendices include a list of Boston private postsecondary institutions, notes on the Boston Six institutions, and notes on related Ford Foundation grants. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Basic Skills, Career Counseling, College Bound Students, Consortia, Developmental Studies Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Grants, Hispanic Americans, Information Services, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Colleges, Remedial Instruction, State Colleges, State Universities, Student Recruitment, Two Year Colleges, Urban Population, Urban Schools
Ford Foundation, Box 559, Naugatuck, CT 06770 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Boston State College MA; Bunker Hill Community College MA; Massachusetts Bay Community College MA; Massachusetts (Boston); Massachusetts College of Art; Miles College AL; Roxbury Community College MA; University of Hartford CT; University of Massachusetts Boston