ERIC Number: ED052509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-16
Reference Count: 0
Disadvantaged Students: What Makes for College Survival.
Harcleroad, Fred F.
Useful definitions for both "educationally disadvantaged students" and "survival" are proposed. The approaches and results of many nationwide collegiate programs directed at recruiting and sustaining such students are discussed. Two basically different approaches are being taken: (1) the remedial approach; and (2) the "cultural difference" approach in which black culture and urban problems are stressed and field experience in the community is often part of the courses. Two programs, in particular those at Stanford University and Northeastern Illinois State College, are cited for their remarkably high survival rates. The latter, with its components, is described in some detail. On the basis of the review, the author concludes that disadvantaged students are clearly able to survive in college. Experience in a wide variety of institutions provides enough commonality of methods and results to encourage every institution to provide specialized personnel and services for establishing or improving college programs for the increasing numbers of disadvantaged students. (TL)
Descriptors: Blacks, College Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational Experiments, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Mexican Americans, Migrant Workers, Minority Groups, Socioeconomic Status, Student Personnel Services
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.; American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Note: Speech presented at the Conference of the American Association for Higher Education, Chicago, Illinois, March 14-17, 1971