ERIC Number: ED199314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Accommodating Black Students on Traditionally White Campuses: Some Considerations.
Henry, Philip N.
This paper concerns the need for colleges to accommodate black students, especially in the area of guidance. The use of standardized tests and other means for predicting the academic success of blacks is discussed. It is suggested that admission personnel include such variables as self concept, leadership potential, ambition, and maturity as means of predicting academic success. The role of stereotypes and the interaction between black students and white counselors are considered in relation to the black student's reaction to counseling. It is said that counselors' use of such terms as "culturally deprived" and "disadvantaged" tend to characterize black students as being inferior. It is recommended that counselors of black college students have an understanding of black culture, but that they understand that not all blacks share the same subcultural traits and attitudes. (APM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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