ERIC Number: ED146259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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New Careers in Senior Black Private Colleges as a Strategy for Institutional Survival in the 1980's.
Allen, Anita F.
The problem this dissertation addresses is: Are the black private colleges initiating development of new career thrusts as a means of academic regeneration? The review is limited to new courses planned for or initiated during school years 1973-74 and 1974-75 or planned for or developed in the summer of 1975. Other questions addressed include: (1) Are the historically black, private colleges studied introducing courses and majors for emerging career opportunities? (2) Are manpower trends the basis for decisions to offer new courses? (3) What significant social and economic needs of the black population served by the colleges are referenced in introducing new career thrusts? Examination of the planned modifications of and additions to the curricula at the black colleges shows a decided effort to improve the standard liberal arts curricula generally offered, but, more importantly, to anticipate and meet the manpower needs of the 1980's and beyond by introduction of new career oriented courses and majors. Strong trends in addition of new courses and majors show up in the fields of allied health professions, business and management, public affairs, social sciences, scientific and technical careers, and mass communication. New thrusts in teacher education in areas of foreseeable need are being introduced, e.g., early childhood education, special education, and competency based education. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Education, Black Students, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Trend Analysis
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