ERIC Number: ED393805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Encouraging Diversity in an Era of Rescission.
Bailey, Jerry D.; And Others
This paper describes the programs at the University of Kansas (UK) School of Education to encourage diversity. The TRIO programs, which include a regular Upward Bound program, an Upward Bound Math and Science Center, an Educational Talent Search, and a McNair Scholars Program, report to the associate dean for teacher education and play a key role in the School of Education's mission. Other programs include the Kansas Governor's Academy, a month-long summer institute targeted at Kansas high school rising juniors who have been identified as at-risk by their districts; the Gateway Center, a project designed to serve as a model for restructuring the State's early childhood education licensure policies (it lost its federal funding during its second year of operation); and the National Youth Sports Program, a project to provide summer "day camps" for students from communities with large numbers of low income children. A conclusion discusses how structural and policy changes at the state and university levels are also affecting these diversity efforts. (Contains a chart of equity programs at UK School of Education and eight references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Diversity (Institutional), Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Grade 11, High Risk Students, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Low Income Groups, Minority Groups, Politics of Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Schools of Education, Summer Programs, Teacher Certification
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Diversity (Student); National Youth Sports Program; TRIO Programs; University of Kansas; Upward Bound
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Chicago, IL, February 21-24, 1996).