ERIC Number: ED205637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Educational Equity: Results of a National Survey to Identify the Nature and Extent of Discrimination Perceived by Black Students and Advocates in Postsecondary Institutions.
Smith, Ester Gottlieb; Zorn, Tama
A national survey was conducted to identify the nature and extent of discrimination perceived by black students and advocates in postsecondary education institutions. The black students studied were one of six studied groups, all protected by Federal law against educational discrimination. Racial discriminatory treatment was identified by these students in the areas of admissions, counseling, housing, extra-curricular activities, and faculty and administrator employment. Information was also gathered on the effects of discrimination on self perception, perception and attitudes toward educational institutions, students' educational status, and changes in educational and career goals. In addition, students identified formal and informal methods of redress utilized and rated their effectiveness. The responses of black students were compared and contrasted with the responses of the other protected groups. (APM)
Descriptors: Administrator Selection, Black Attitudes, Black Students, College Admission, College Housing, College Students, Educational Discrimination, Equal Education, Extracurricular Activities, Faculty Integration, Grievance Procedures, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Racial Discrimination, School Counseling, Student Attitudes, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: CRC Education and Human Development Inc., Belmont, MA.
Note: Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April, 1981).