ERIC Number: ED031718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Problems of Culturally Different Youth in College.
Gordon, Charles E.
Presently, college and university recruitment efforts are heavily concentrated towards attracting culturally different youth in general and black students in particular, for enrollment in a two year or four year degree oriented program. What happens to the student once he is on campus, however, appears to be of considerably less concern. It has been the policy for the past two years of the Upward Bound central staff, to visit those students who are attending college. The purposes, including reinforcing the students self-concept and strengthening his self confidence are given. The primary objective is to modify the student's fear of failure. In discussing interviews, specific student problems are presented. Specific problems of students in general include: (1) differences instead of similarities are stressed, (2) unrealistic scheduling of classes, (3) inability to communicate, and (4) fear of failure. Recommendations to help these students are: (1) emphasize similarities, (2) implement strong "compensatory" support programs, (3) initiate pre-college programs, and (4) help students in planning and accepting long range goals. (Author/KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30--April 3, 1969.