ERIC Number: ED116891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Barriers to Minorities in Allied Health Education. (A Report on Seven Southeastern States). Final Report.
Esler, Elisa P.
The study's purpose was to investigate and identify the barriers to minority groups, which have resulted in under-representation in allied health professions postsecondary education programs. Two-day conferences were held in the seven Southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina. These conferences were divided into two discussion groups: (1) students, comprised of American Indians, Black Americans, and Spanish Americans, and (2) faculty members, high school counselors, administrators, and representatives of minority organizations involved in the education of minority students. A total of 160 participants attended the sessions. Priority rankings were made at the end of each discussion group. Sociodemographic characteristics were compiled for each State regarding population composition, economic activities, enrollment in educational institutions, health manpower, and allied health manpower in order to put the findings into proper perspective. This report reflects data obtained from the conference participants as well as administrators and faculty from allied health schools in the Southeast who were not able to attend the discussion groups. Given for each State are the State profile, educational institution profile, group discussions and findings, and the priority ranking. An overview of the study is included. (NQ)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, American Indians, Blacks, Career Education, Demography, Educational Assessment, Educational Background, Educational Facilities, Health Occupations, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Motivation, Postsecondary Education, Problems, Socioeconomic Influences, Spanish Americans, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC.