ERIC Number: ED203942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
Serving Ethnic Minorities. Topical Paper 73.
Harcleroad, Fred F.; And Others
Dedicated to the memory of Raymond E. Schultz, the essays in this monograph discuss the role of the community college in serving minority students. An introductory essay by Fred F. Harcleroad summarizes Schultz's contributions to community college education. John E. Roueche then discusses the provision of equal educational opportunity to non-traditional, high-risk students. Arguing that equal access must be coupled with equal opportunities for success, Roueche identifies barriers to student success in teacher attitudes, traditional curricula, and conventional instructional methods. Next, Apolonio Coronado notes the success of community colleges in providing access for minority students and discusses concomitant trends and problems in the areas of student financial aid, the cycle of failure experienced by many minority students, the increased diversity of the minority student population, the maintenance of developmental studies programs, and the threat of impending fiscal cutbacks. Donald T. Rippey then examines the following prerequisites to the success of developmental studies programs serving low-income minorities: skill assessment, enhancement of students' self-esteem, and a positive learning environment. Alfredo de los Santos and two coauthors present a statistical analysis of the enrollment of Hispanics in postsecondary education in the United States and in Texas and California. (JP)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Conventional Instruction, Developmental Studies Programs, Enrollment, Equal Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Students, Open Enrollment, Postsecondary Education, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. Council of Universities and Colleges.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California; Texas