ERIC Number: ED125494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Minority Group Participation in Graduate Education. A Report with Recommendations of the National Board on Graduate Education. Number Five.
National Board on Graduate Education, Washington, DC.
Minority group participation in graduate education was examined with the hope that such a study would assist in policy formulation, program planning, and specific actions designed to reduce barriers confronting minority group members and to develop a hospitable academic environment to encourage success of those enrolled. Major chapters are offered on: (1) patterns of minority participation; (2) financial, educational, psychosocial, and cultural barriers to participation; (3) the present context of graduate education and its impact regarding the labor market, affirmative action, and legal issues; (4) activities and concerns of graduate schools, including recruitment, admissions, supportive services, and financial aid; and (5) current efforts to promote minority participation in government, professional societies, foundations, and business. Recommendations are made with regard to the relation of the selection process to student achievement; assessment of academic performance; integration of the student into the mainstream of teaching and research activities; and the evaluation of minority student access and achievement. The mission, status, problems, and priorities of black graduate schools are also considered. (LBH)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Bibliographies, Black Colleges, College Environment, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Labor Market, Majority Attitudes, Minority Groups, Needs Assessment, Personnel Policy, Policy Formation, Racial Attitudes, School Attitudes, School Surveys, Social Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Board on Graduate Education, Washington, DC.