ERIC Number: ED124682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Harlem Prep (New York City, New York).
Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others
Founded in 1967, Harlem Prep is an independent, non-sectarian school, located in the Central Harlem section of New York City. The school currently has an enrollment of more than 600 students who range in age from 16 to over 40. The student body is primarily black, male, and from the lower socioeconimic groups. However, the student population also includes whites, women, and a few higher socioeconomic backgrounds. The background of the faculty is as varied as the students. These heterogeneous groups are molded into a cohesive society through the school's over riding principle of diversity in unity. While a traditional college preparatory program is followed, courses are also given that reflect the student's interests and backgrounds. The particular courses are determined jointly by the students, faculty, and administration. Harlem Prep has created an educational milieu that enables students, whom other schools had labeled "deprived, different, disadvantaged, and disaffected" to achieve and develop. This exemplary program could be replicated elsewhere if administrators, teachers and able students create an atmosphere and expend an effort commensurate with that of Harlem Prep. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Preparation, Curriculum Development, Educational Programs, Inner City, Nontraditional Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Demography, School Orientation, School Policy, Student Characteristics, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A