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ERIC Number: ED233664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Postsecondary Education in the U.S. Territories.
Urban Systems Research and Engineering, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Results of a study of the postsecondary educational needs of the U.S. territories (U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands) are presented. They are geographically, demographically, culturally, economically, and politically unique in the American system. The territories currently attempt to meet postsecondary education needs through a combination of territorial colleges, regional cooperative efforts, and mainland colleges. The federal government provides basic financial assistance to students and supplemental grants to territorial governments and colleges. Because of the unique needs of the territories and their very limited resources, programs designed for the states cannot adequately address the postsecondary needs of the territories. It is recommended that to be responsive, federal policy must be tailored to territorial needs. Federal policy options and recommendations of territorial officials are discussed. An appendix (more than half of the document, and containing its own table of contents and glossary) provides additional information on the context of and need for postsecondary education in the territories, goals for postsecondary education, and federal assistance, as well as complete descriptions of each territorial institution. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Systems Research and Engineering, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: American Samoa; Guam; Pacific Trust Territory; Pacific Trust Territory (Mariana Islands); United States (Territories); Virgin Islands