ERIC Number: ED081369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
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Minority Access to Higher Education in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Johnson, Willard R.
Minority access to higher education in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts falls short of its obligation by nearly 8,000 students. One barrier to minority student access is the location of the state colleges and community colleges, most of which are removed from urban centers where minority populations are concentrated. However extra effort, outreach programs, better communications, and more stringent efforts to work with high schools to improve motivation and preparation could be more important than location in giving access to minority students. The barriers that need to be eliminated to achieve access for minority students include: (1) inadequate preparation at the primary and secondary level; (2) need for special programs and supportive services to compensate for such deficiencies; (3) lack of adequate financial means to attend college; and (4) a discouraging atmosphere for minority students at institutions of higher education. Recommendations include: (1) establishment of a Commission on Minority Access to Higher Education; (2) development of community and state colleges into access/entry points for minority students; (3) minority students should receive 40-50% of scholarship resources; and (4) support for special programs to assist minority students in preparation for college. (Author/PG)
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Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts