ERIC Number: ED097397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Black Students in White Schools.
Epps, Edgar G., Ed.
This volume is concerned with the impact of a new black student population on traditionally white colleges and universities and the reactions of the students to the intellectual and social climates in which they are expected to pursue their academic and social goals. Two chapters are reprints of articles which have appeared in other publications; the others were all written especially for this volume. Two articles report the results of original research. The other chapters are more properly viewed as "informed essays" written by persons who are thoroughly familiar with the situation under study through their knowledge of research and opinion in this area, and through personal experience in working with black students on white campuses. The authors of the original essays were asked to respond to the following set of questions when preparing their contributions: How do colleges and universities react to this new student population? What changes in the institutions seem most likely to minimize conflict or develop the students' capacity to cope with the academic environment? What mechanisms or adaptations do students use to minimize their individual and group abilities to cope with the academic institution? To what extent do institutional characteristics which are not necessary to the educational process create problems for minority group (or lower class) students? (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Black Community, Black Education, Black Students, College Desegregation, College Programs, College Students, Compensatory Education, Educational Objectives, Equal Education, Higher Education, Inner City, Student College Relationship, Urban Education
Charles A. Jones Publishing Co., 4 Village Green, S.E., Worthington, Ohio 43085 ($5.95)
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Note: National Society for the Study of Education Series on Contemporary Educational Issues