ERIC Number: ED255165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Studies and the Black College Athlete: An Assessment of Remedial Services and Academic Attitudes of Athletes in Historically Black Colleges.
McFadden, Ronald B.
A literature review on the effectiveness of developmental studies programs is presented, along with the results of a survey of developmental studies programs at predominantly white and predominantly black colleges in the southeast. Information is also provided on a survey of black college athletes' views of their academic environment. A total of 78 four-year and 39 two-year colleges from eight states responded to the developmental studies program survey. Nineteen of the institutions were predominantly black colleges. For the second survey, 66 athletes from black colleges provided information about their academic background and academic environments. The views of 19 athletic directors were also surveyed. It was found that 83 percent of the institutions had special programs for the academically disadvantaged. Respondents from developmental studies programs with 50 percent or more black college students indicated a significantly higher incidence of development program services than did respondents from predominantly white colleges. Only one third of the black college athletes was enrolled in such services, and the average rate of graduation of black athletes reported by athletic directors was 55 percent. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: United States (Southeast)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (Washington, DC, March 31, 1984).