ERIC Number: ED328128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan-5
Reference Count: N/A
Collaborative Model for Minority Recruitment and Retention via the Creation of the Future Professionals of the 21st Century Club.
This collaborative project between Camden Public School District and Glassboro State College in Camden, New Jersey, sought to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate a program to enhance self-esteem, academic achievement, and college entrance of economically disadvantaged minority urban youth (Black and Hispanic). Special emphasis was given to the social skills needed to compete in academia. Innovative aspects of the program included: (1) bilingual delivery (in Spanish and English); (2) meetings with participants and teachers held at the high school, not the college; (3) inclusion of a multicultural gender perspective in curricular materials; (4) collaboration between public school and college; (5) creation of a student organization for minority recruitment and retention; and (6) interaction of non-traditional and minority teacher candidates as well as minority professionals who served as role models with minority group high school students. The program was evaluated positively by both students and teachers. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Persistence, Bilingual Education, Black Students, Blacks, Clubs, College Bound Students, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, High Schools, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Interpersonal Competence, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Self Esteem, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey Governor's Teacher Grant Program, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Glassboro State Coll., NJ.
Identifiers: AASCU ERIC Model Programs Inventory Project; Camden Public Schools NJ; Glassboro State College NJ
Note: This report is one of a group gathered by the AASCU/ERIC Model Programs Inventory Project, funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in collaboration with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education. For related documents see HE 024 163-176.