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ERIC Number: ED026959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec-4
Pages: 11
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Undergraduate Educational Opportunity Programs.
Valien, Preston
The lack of financial resources is no longer seen as the only hurdle to be surmounted by the poor potential college student. The Upward Bound program was created in 1964 to provide cultural and educational activities during the summer for disadvantaged high school students. The Educational Talen t Search program began in 1965 as a supplement to Upward Bound and is designed to identify and encourage bright high school students to enter college. The new Special Services for Disadvantaged Students programs may provide (1) counseling, tutorial or other services to correct academic deficiencies, (2) career guidance, placement, and other services to facilitate students' continuance or reentrance in higher education programs, or (3) identification and motivation of students to pursue graduate or professional studies. Many universities have indicated a willingness to recruit "high-risk" students, but there is some confusion about how to provide the academic, financial, and counseling services that they need. With the legislative tools now available, the possibilities for creative cooperation at the local level is endless. Individual colleges and universities or groups of institutions will be able to design and operate comprehensive programs in cooperation with community groups, city government, and local industry in order to increase higher educational opportunity for children of specific deprived neighborhoods. (WM)
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Note: Paper presented at 8th Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools, San Francisco, California, December 4, 1968.