ERIC Number: ED057775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Academically Disadvantaged Minority Group Students in Public Two-Year Colleges.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Planning and Evaluation.
A discussion of disadvantaged students in 2-year colleges concludes that they usually come from minority groups, are underrepresented in institutions of higher education, have little economic support and are characterized by marginal traditional academic qualifications. A number of classification schemes used by social scientists are discussed with the implication that administrators of 2-year colleges need to be more sensitive in identifying and selecting students who might have some chance of academic success. The final section of this paper reports that a sample of administrators view the major causes of disadvantaged student attrition as inadequate motivation, student finances, emotional stability, and academic abilities. A large percentage of administrators indicated a lack of district support of such students and inadequate finances for institutional programs. The questionnaire surveying the administrators is appended. (MN)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Planning and Evaluation.