ERIC Number: ED096934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-21
Reference Count: N/A
Limit Our Horizons in the Land of Enchantment? The Challenge for Education.
Thomas, Gerald W.
This paper examines the trends in participation in higher education for New Mexico. Statistical data indicated that only 39 percent of the high school graduates in 1973 planned to enter college after graduation. Barriers to advanced education and training are discussed including intellectual barriers, financial barriers, and environmental and attitudinal barriers. Positive steps to increase participation in higher education and increase the quality of that education are presented, including: (1) The opening of opportunities for higher education and specialized career training beyond the high school to at least 65 percent of the New Mexico high school graduates within the next 5-year span (2) The realization that some potential students need extra counseling and services without compromising educational standards. Appropriations for these programs would be doubled each year for the next 5-year period. (3) The evaluation of programs and grants in aid. Much more emphasis should be placed on work-study programs. (4) Educational Programs should be designed to maximize options for career development. (5) More positive approaches should be taken to develop and support life-long education and retraining for all age groups. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico