ERIC Number: ED046380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Black Community and The Community College. Action Programs for Expanding Opportunity, A Project Report.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA. Inst. for Higher Educational Opportunity.
This report describes several action programs to illustrate innovative procedures that show promise of increasing the enrollment of black students and providing programs of such distinct value as to keep them in school. An effective program of recruitment requires cooperation between admissions and counseling personnel of the college and high schools. Recruiting will be more effective when representatives of the college visit the high schools and black high school students visit the colleges. Recruitment should reach into the community through public schools as well as other channels. Effective recuiting requires community-wide moral and financial support. Special services should be made available to black students between the time of application and actual entrance into classwork. The admission of culturally disadvataged students calls for adaptations in curricular offerings to meet student needs. An increase in the number of black students in a junior college should be accompanied by a study of career opportunities and manpower needs and by the addition of new instructional programs to prepare students for these opportunities. The junior college drop-out rate may be reduced by expansion and innovations in the area of special student counseling services. Action by the state of Florida is cited as an example of statewide planning that may improve higher educational opportunities for blacks. (Author/CA)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA. Inst. for Higher Educational Opportunity.