ERIC Number: ED151436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Equal Educational Opportunity for Blacks in U.S. Higher Education: An Assessment. Report No. 1, 1973-74 Academic Year.
Howard Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for the Study of Educational Policy.
This document presents a wide range of information on blacks in higher education. It provides an exhaustive review of the recent status of blacks in higher education, the economic return of education for blacks, the continuing barriers to equal educational opportunity, and the problems in the racial data which are used to determine federal policy. Equal educational opportunity depends upon certain dynamic conditions. This report defines these conditions in terms of three concepts: access, distribution, and persistence. The problems with the data on blacks in higher education limit the accurate assessment of the status and needs of blacks. These problems are fourfold: (1) errors in usage due to inappropriate statistical techniques and to the use of unrepresentative samples of black students and colleges as the sole sources of data on which conclusions about blacks in college can be made, (2) methodological differences in identifying race and weighting procedures which result in inflated or deflated estimates of black college enrollment, (3) incompatibility of data from different sources, and (4) missing data. Specific federal policies affecting equal education for blacks in higher education are described. These include the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Education Amendments of 1972, BEOGs, SEOGs, and the Guaranteed Student Loan Program. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for the Study of Educational Policy.
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