ERIC Number: ED170418
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
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Strategies for Implementing Experiential Educational Programs in a Predominantly Black Institution.
Woodland, Calvin E.; James, Richard L.
Despite remedial programs and innovative practices, traditional education has not met the compelling need for increasing access to higher education for minority and other educationally disadvantaged students. Financial, geographical, scheduling, and degree requirement barriers still exist which prevent older adults, military personnel, the handicapped, full-time employees, and married women from taking advantage of educational opportunities. The removal of existing barriers and the development of relevant new programs are two essential steps in making educational opportunity available to a broader segment of the population. One program that might be considered as an example of an alternative structure for delivery of higher education services is the College II Program at Morgan State University. Students accepted into this program are given the option to enroll in independent study courses and receive academic credit for their previous work experience. Strong emphasis is placed on student self-direction. Learning contracts are used to encourage self-direction and a six-stage model for assessment is used to recognize and evaluate students' prior experience. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Experiential Learning, Handicapped Students, Higher Education, Military Personnel, Nontraditional Education, Older Adults, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Relevance (Education), Special Programs, Student College Relationship, Student Financial Aid, Student Needs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
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