ERIC Number: ED220554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Needed Systems Supports for Achieving Higher Education Equity for Black Americans: A Synthesis Document. An Analysis, Report, and Recommendations for the Establishment of National Program Objectives and System Supports Designed to Support the Achievement of Equity for Black Americans in Higher Education.
National Advisory Committee on Black Higher Education and Black Colleges and Universities (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Findings from a study on system supports needed to achieve equity in higher education for black Americans are synthesized in this report. The needed support systems are identified as: (1) Federal educational policy; (2) research; (3) human resources; (4) socioeconomic/sociopolitical support; (5) higher education planning; and (6) monitoring and evaluation. Research findings point out the major problems stemming from the inadequacies of each of these social, political, and educational structures in providing the climate necessary for the advancement of black colleges and universities. The problems include an inadequate research base on issues of concern to blacks; black underrepresentation in significant decision-making processes; social and political barriers to black advancement (such as institutionalized racism, low black economic status, and intellectual conservatism); lack of effective higher education planning; and limited monitoring and evaluation relevant to black higher education. Recommendations are proposed to remedy inadequacies in each of the identified support systems. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Black Colleges, Black Education, Educational Planning, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Human Resources, Policy Formation, Political Influences, Public Policy, Research Needs, Socioeconomic Influences
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Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Committee on Black Higher Education and Black Colleges and Universities (DHEW), Washington, DC.