ERIC Number: ED209750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Recruiting Minority Students.
Reed, Bobette P.; Dandridge, William L.
To help improve private schools' recruitment of minority students, this handbook discusses where and how to begin, recruitment strategies, applicant assessment, and the need for in-school support systems for minority students. The authors stress that each school should begin by analyzing its own objectives, attitudes, and admission program. Included in this analysis should be examinations of the school's goals and motivations in recruiting minority students, its commitment to racial diversity, its responsibilities and resources, the experiences of its past minority students, and the attitudes of its admissions staff. In discussing recruitment strategies, the authors recommend using minority parents, organizations, and other resources. They make ten suggestions on how to inform resource people about the school. The handbook's review of minority applicant assessment looks at school expectations and standards, admissions interviews, transcripts, references, standardized tests, other predictors of school success, and financial aid. Support systems for minority students, say the authors, should include older minority students, minority parents, and adult role models and should take into consideration faculty perceptions of students, student advisers, skills improvement, and maintenance of racial identity. (RW)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Minority Group Children, Organizational Objectives, Private Schools, Resources, Role Models, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Evaluation, Student Recruitment
National Association of Independent Schools, 18 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108 ($3.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, MA.