ERIC Number: ED210953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Minority Education for Environmental and Natural Resource Professions. Report 2: Higher Education.
Durning, Jean C.
Academic programs, recruitment, and student retention among minority students in the environmental and natural resource professions are examined. Major sections include: (1) environmental and resource studies at minority colleges (black and Native American institutions, institutions with significant Hispanic enrollment, and basic curricula); (2) minority students in environmental and resource programs at majority institutions (campus-wide and departmental concerns); and (3) action by other organizations including professional associations and industry. Broad-scale action is recommended, such as: a national committee or council to bring visibility to the issue and to recommend new initiatives; regional and special subject consortia to respond to opportunities and problems in particular geographic areas; and cooperation with education, engineering, biomedical interests for improved precollege mathematics and science education for minority students. It is also recommended that minority colleges concentrate on strong basic curricula and cooperate with other institutions, and that majority institution programs increase efforts to deal with minorities and minority issues. Other organizations and agencies should increase contacts with each other, provide introductory employment, and support university projects and students. Appended are lists of participants at the Human Environment Center Conference on College and University Education of Minority Students in Environmental and Natural Resource Fields (October 24-25, 1980), programs cited in this report, sources of lists of university programs in the environment and natural resources, and information on minority students on white campuses, including nontraditional predictors of academic success. (CC)
Descriptors: Achievement, American Indians, Black Colleges, Blacks, College Mathematics, College Science, Environmental Education, Equal Education, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Natural Resources, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Student Recruitment
Human Environment Center, 1302 18th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (single copies free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.; Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Environment Center, Washington, DC.