ERIC Number: ED219204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-20
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Programs and Services in Higher Education for Hispanic Americans: Implications for Higher Education Administration.
Justiz, Manuel J.; And Others
An analysis of 358 higher education institutions offering 622 special programs and services for Hispanic Americans and American Indians concluded that institutional effort toward Hispanics in higher education was largely a function of client demand and available funding. In areas where population density was highest for Hispanics, colleges and universities were active in providing special programs and services to meet the specific educational and cultural needs of Hispanics. Increased institutional effort including expansion of programs offered in the graduate and professional fields and in the physical sciences at all levels appeared dependent upon a continuation and extension of external support. An examination of the 11% of American colleges and universities identifying their efforts toward Hispanics indicated that in order to assure equality of educational opportunity, Hispanics must organize and secure strong and continued sponsorship within state and national political bodies. As an underprivileged, disadvantaged but growing segment of the U.S. population, Hispanics who are contributing to the support of public services, need and are beginning to demand a greater share of public goods, including higher education. Institutions of higher education, both public and private, cannot respond to these demands of Hispanics without the internal support of academic leadership and external support of political sponsorship. (Author/NQA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 20, 1982). Paper copy not available due to author's choice.