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ERIC Number: ED071665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 7
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Why the Disadvantaged Drop Out: The Administrators' View.
Morrison, James L.; Ferrante, Reynolds
A report focusing on the academically disadvantaged minority group students is presented. Perceptions of administrators in public two-year colleges as to the major reasons for attrition of this group are examined. A pre-coded questionnaire was developed to gather information concerning programs of compensatory education in two-year colleges. It was sent to the chief administrative officer of all two-year institutions participating in an annual research program. One item of the survey instrument listed ten reasons commonly cited in the literature for the attrition of academically disadvantaged minority group students. The chief administrative officer listed the three most important. These were inadequate finances, inadequate emotional stability, and inadequate motivation. A large percentage of respondents indicated that there was a lack of institutional support of such students and inadequate institutional finance for such programs in their institutions. It is concluded that if public two-year colleges are to adequately perform their role in providing educational opportunity for those who thus far have had little chance for higher education, greater effort in terms of energy, financial resources, and support and training of an adequate administrative and teaching staff is essential. (CK)
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