ERIC Number: ED231278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Minority and Disadvantaged Students in Postsecondary Education.
Adolphus, Stephen H., Ed.
The policy statement of the 1982 Wingspread Conference on Postsecondary Programs for the Disadvantaged is presented. The conference examined the past decade of postsecondary education opportunity programs for disadvantaged and minority students and how the objectives of the programs should be pursued in the 1980s and beyond. Recommendations are presented concerning the following areas: (1) the need for quality education for all, including minority and disadvantaged students; (2) recognition of the interrelatedness of all levels of education, since efforts that improve achievement at the elementary and secondary levels increase the likelihood of success at the postsecondary level; (3) state and federal action in cooperation with postsecondary institutions to overcome the underrepresentation of minority students in many career areas and particularly at the postgraduate level and in the more prestigious and highly selective courses of study; (4) recognition of the experiences and effectiveness of postsecondary opportunity programs for minorities and disadvantaged; and (5) political action on the part of the educational community to respond to the fiscal and social crisis threatening equal educational opportunity. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Articulation (Education), Developmental Studies Programs, Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Equal Education, Government School Relationship, Minority Groups, Political Influences, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Professional Occupations
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of the Regents.
Note: A statement from The Policy Conference on Postsecondary Programs for the Disadvantaged (Racine, WI, June 19, 1982). A Wingspread Conference.