ERIC Number: ED062451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Compensatory Educational Programs--Is There a Place in Higher Education?
Bracy, Randolph, Jr.
No program, regardless of its scope, is going to be a panacea in assessing and dealing with the needs of disadvantaged students. What has been done and what is being done in the field of compensatory higher education programs are only the beginning, but they are efforts in the right direction. Until American society recognizes the challenge to provide equal access for all segments of society to higher education, then all efforts in this direction have to be characterized as token. This recognition is based upon the assumption that there must be a dynamic reordering and restructuring of national priorities. Special compensatory programs should be instituted in all institutions of higher learning. There should be a concerted effort by Presidents, Deans, Department Chairmen, and Instructors to exhibit a willingness to create a conducive learning and living atmosphere for disadvantaged students. Consideration of curriculum changes and modifications are essential and must be instituted to assist disadvantaged students. Consideration within the traditional curriculum to lighter academic loads for disadvantaged students is advisable, so as to allow the disadvantaged student time to complete a four year degree in five or six years. [This document has been reproduced from the best available copy.] (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Curriculum, College Desegregation, College Programs, College Students, Compensatory Education, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Higher Education, Program Development
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville.
Note: Paper submitted to the First National Congress of Black Professionals in Higher Education, Univ. of Texas, Austin, Texas, April 5-7, 1972