ERIC Number: ED225524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Equity for Minorities.
Brown, Peggy, Ed.
Forum for Liberal Education, v5 n3 Jan-Feb 1983
Recommendations to further the educational development of minority college students are addressed in an essay, and descriptions of college programs funded by the Minority Achievement Program (MAP) are presented. In "A National Study of Minorities: Some Implications for Undergraduate Education," Alexander W. Astin considers the recommendations of a 1978 Higher Education Research Institute study on the educational gains, current status, and future prospects of minorities and ethnic groups in American higher education. Two themes are the structure of public higher education systems and the "value-added" approach to testing and assessment. The following programs funded through The Sears-Roebuck Foundation's MAP are described: a 7-week professional career preparation program at Bennett College; exit interviews with black students withdrawing from predominantly white Wilson College and a career workshop involving alumnae; an evaluation of Howard University's Summer Enrichment Program for Gifted and Talented Youth in elementary school; Caldwell College's summer courses in reading, writing, and problem-solving techniques for freshmen and an intensive training program for peer tutors in the writing and mathematics support centers at Tougaloo College. Other college programs are also briefly described. (SW)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Black Colleges, Career Awareness, College School Cooperation, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Dropout Attitudes, Equal Education, Gifted, Higher Education, Mathematics, Minority Groups, Peer Teaching, State Colleges, Student Development, Student Evaluation, Talent, Transfer Programs, Undergraduate Study
Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.