ERIC Number: ED118700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Comparative Case Study of Two New Jersey Public Predominantly Black Two-Year Colleges.
Young, Hugh E., Sr.
Organizational change within two public predominantly black populated, two-year community colleges in New Jersey is examined in this comparative case study, in light of their individual institutional allocation of public resources to meet the educational and social needs of educationally and economically disadvantaged black urban students. The colleges' allocation of resources are determined by identifying supportive services, personnel hiring practices, and curricular revisions which relfect the needs of the colleges' black student majority. Student retention rate and placement success are also studied. Each institution is viewed separately and comparisons are made. Findings and analyses based on a historical research method indicate that the two institutions have adapted differently in their adjustment from predominantly white institutions to predominantly black institutions, and that organizationally only one college is responsive to change in the areas outlined in the study. Two major conclusions are that internal and environmental dynamics definitely determine the extent to which institutions respond to change, and that institutions that fail to change organizationally to adjust to black student needs also tend to fail to provide necessary educational services to their communities at large. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Education, Black Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Delivery Systems, Doctoral Dissertations, Educationally Disadvantaged, Organizational Change, Organizational Climate, Organizational Development, Resource Allocation, School Holding Power, Student Placement, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey