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ERIC Number: ED089645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 10
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A Comparison of College Park Black Freshmen with Black Freshmen Nationally in Predominantly White Schools.
Strader, Mary A.; And Others
The purpose of the study was to compare selected characteristics of University of Maryland College Park black freshmen with those of black freshmen nationally. Summer 1972 orientation black freshmen and Fall 1971 national black freshmen in predominantly white universities were the subjects of the study. The responses of 194 black freshmen on the University Student Census prepared by the Counseling Center, University of Maryland, and the responses of 1,984 black freshmen on the Student Information Form prepared by the American Council on Education were compared. Both instruments were similar in purpose. Results indicate that College Park black freshmen were similar to black freshmen in predominantly white universities. In particular, both groups of freshmen indicated a need for academic assistance, e.e., tutoring; were concerned about grades, meeting financial expanses, and adjusting to college. Each hoped to get a better job by attending college and nearly two-thirds planned more education beyond college. Both had the support of parents in their decision to attend college and appeared similar on high school achievement. Additional characteristics specific to the College Park sample were presented and discussed. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Cultural Study Center.