ERIC Number: ED190005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Equal Educational Opportunity in California Postsecondary Education, Part III.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
The effectiveness of institutional, state, and federal efforts to expand educational participation in California is examined in this third of a three-report series on equal opportunity in California postsecondary education. The purposes of this report are to: (1) review the progress made during the past five years, (2) identify the barriers to further progress, (3) inventory existing student affirmative action programs, and (4) provide recommendations for a coordinated statewide effort to increase the educational participation of low-income, ethnic minority, and women students. Chapters present statistical information and conclusions on such areas as: the participation of ethnic minorities and women in postsecondary education; barriers to expanded participation in postsecondary education; existing campus-based programs; "Special Action/Exception" admissions policies; student financial assistance programs; meeting the needs of students with dependent children; and recommendations for a coordinated statewide effort in student affirmative action. Several conclusions were reached, such as: the underrepresentation of Chicano students is particularly severe since they constitute the largest and the fastest-growing ethnic minority group in California; more coordination is needed between federal, state, and institutionally funded student affirmative action programs; and there is a general lack of formal cooperative efforts among postsecondary institutions in outreach programs designed to assist ethnic minority and low-income students in gaining access to postsecondary education. (LC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, American Indians, College Students, Cost Effectiveness, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Resource Allocation, Selective Admission, Spanish Americans, Student Financial Aid, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California