ERIC Number: ED095244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Effect of an Enriched Summer Program and Prior Experience With White Persons on Academic Success of Incoming Black Students and the Continuing Effects in the Following Semester. Final Report.
Davis, Joseph S.
This study was an attempt to determine if Black educationally and economically disadvantaged freshman students could increase their likelihood of success in college through an enriched summer program and if their prior experience with White persons had any effect on the attainment of these goals. Sixty seven socio-economically disadvantaged Black students with reasonable potential for college work began their collegiate education by participating in a summer experimental program at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The project students were assigned into two groups--experimental (E) and control (C). Both groups enrolled in two lecture courses, but the experimental group was also assigned daily laboratory sections in each course. Half of Group E consisted of subjects with high exposure to Whites, and half consisted of those with lower prior exposure. Findings indicated that for the total group, experimental treatment did not make a difference in so far as the number of students who dropped out, or in grade point averages earned during the summer session and fall semester. There was no effect on GPA of students with high prior exposure to Whites. However, there was a negative effect on Black females with lower prior exposure to Whites and a positive effect on Black males with low prior exposure, on GPA. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri