ERIC Number: ED332628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Enhancing Opportunities for Higher Education among Underrepresented Students.
California State Dept. of Education. Sacramento. Office of Special Programs.
Contributions of participants in a three-day invitational symposium for representatives of the 21 California high schools which were most successful in sending Black and Hispanic students to the University of California and the California State University are compiled in this document. The publication addresses two major goals of the California Education Summit: (1) to increase the percentage of students entering high school who enroll in and earn bachelor's degrees from four-year colleges; and (2) to make it possible for all segments of the school population to achieve at a higher level. The document begins with a listing of essential principles for high schools: make the school accountable; build an academic school culture; make access to college preparatory classes a reality; provide professional support for staff; include parents as an essential part of the process; provide coordinated student support services; attend to articulation; and make information about colleges available. For each principle implementation suggestions are provided. A further chapter addresses how district and institutions of higher education can support schools' efforts. Appendices provide lists of resources for districts developing college preparatory programs, participants in the symposium, and members of the Advisory Committee on College Preparation of Underrepresented Students. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Academic Education, Academic Persistence, Accountability, Black Students, College Choice, College Preparation, Disadvantaged Youth, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Parent Participation, Professional Services
California Department of Education, Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-0271 ($3.50, plus sales tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education. Sacramento. Office of Special Programs.
Note: Based on the Kellogg West Symposium on College Preparation of Underrepresented Students (Pomona, CA, November 1989).