ERIC Number: ED206221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Needed Systems Supports for Achieving Higher Education Equity for Black Americans.
National Advisory Committee on Black Higher Education and Black Colleges and Universities (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Six support systems for black higher education that are needed to achieve educational equity for black Americans are assessed, and recommendations for national program objectives are offered. The six support systems are: federal policy toward black colleges, a research base, a human resource system support, dealing with socioeconomic and sociopolitical issues; higher education planning; and monitoring and evaluation. Analysis of the literature, surveys of programs, and interviews of program staff and experts were undertaken. Information was obtained on federal bureaucrats' perceptions of policy, formal and informal policy development processes, the question of who makes policy in the federal government, and the question of what policy initiatives in the federal government have implications for black higher education. For various federal agencies and programs, information is presented on policies specific to higher education and to black higher education. The data needs of black higher education are considered in relation to the database, required research initiatives, educational policy research, and a model for a total research system. Sources of information that can be used to begin a partial analysis of certain subject area concerns of black higher education are identified. Data and recommendations are presented regarding representation of blacks in decision-making positions in foundations and at the federal and state levels. Among the social issues that are addressed are the following: institutionalized racism, political participation and policy-making roles, the job market, and economic factors. Statewide higher education planning and the federal role in planning are addressed, along with evaluation and monitoring of equal educational opportunity programs. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Black Education, Black Students, College Planning, College Students, Databases, Decision Making, Economic Factors, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Federal Government, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Political Power, Public Policy, Racial Discrimination, Research Needs, Socioeconomic Status, State Government
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Committee on Black Higher Education and Black Colleges and Universities (DHEW), Washington, DC.