ERIC Number: ED065086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Afro-American Studies: Present Trends. Final Report.
Hampton, Robert O.
This report is the result of a nationwide survey to establish a baseline of descriptive information on why some students are not interested in black studies and others are, and the characteristics of the faculty and variations in program structures. The study compares selected characteristics of enrollees and non-enrollees in Afro-American Studies Programs, paying particular attention to factors in the students' backgrounds that may have provided them with past exposure and previous contact in cross-cultural or racially mixed situations, information on the students' concept of self and self-determination, and information on the goals, interests, and aspirations of the students. Major findings are: (1) the 2 groups are comparable on measures of self-concept and self-determination; (2) both groups indicated the same reasons for wanting to go to college, but the enrollees emphasized occupation more heavily; (3) both groups had primarily the same interests, but the non-enrollees seemed more interested in political matters; (4) non-enrollees were more definite about obtaining a master's degree within 10 years; (5) cost was an important factor for enrollees in selecting their college wheras non-enrollees placed more importance on leaving home; and (6) the faculty members were young, substantially male, and racially mixed, with only minimal white participation in the programs. (Author/HS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Hampton Associates, Washington, DC.