ERIC Number: ED038918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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The Ghetto College Student: A Descriptive Essay on College Youth from the Inner City.
Morgan, Gordon D.
The purpose of this study is to describe some of the problems and conditions of the ghetto college student that influence his education. It is based on reading about, observing and talking with these students, their teachers, counselors, and administrators. The black student of today is contrasted with his predecessor. Points of difference between the white educator and the black student that continue to be sources of conflict are identified and various teaching programs are discussed. Traditional methods of instruction are ineffective since ghetto students feel that colleges and universities are unresponsive to their needs. The present capitalistic system is blamed for poverty and discrimination: social action is warranted. There is great need for colleges to reorient their activities, teaching practices, and expectations in light of the sociology of economic deprivations of the inner city students. (Author/AF)
Descriptors: Black Attitudes, Black Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Relevance (Education), Special Programs, Student Attitudes, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
ACT Publications, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 ($3.00)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. Research and Development Div.