ERIC Number: ED170426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
The Forgotten Side of the Black Undergraduate: An Assessment of Academic Achievements and Spirations during the 1970's.
Boyd, William M., II
Assessed in this report are the developments made in the education of black undergraduates in predominantly white colleges over the past decade. The findings of three nationwide surveys in which 800 black undergraduates at 40 four year colleges were interviewed are presented and discussed. Changes in separatism over the ten year period are examined in terms of peer relationships, student participation in college activities, student housing, faculty attitudes, choice of subject areas, and students' socioeconomic status and educational background. Advancements made in various parts of the country are evaluated. It is pointed out that the least positive experience for black students has been in the West. It is also pointed out that private colleges seem to have progressed farther than public ones in dealing successfully with black students. (EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: A Better Chance, Inc., Boston, MA.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 11, 1979)