ERIC Number: ED226692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Puerto Ricans in U.S. Higher Education: Current Status and Recent Progress.
The status of Puerto Ricans in U.S. higher education was studied as part of an investigation of four disadvantaged racial/ethnic groups. Attention was directed to: rates of educational access and attainment and factors influencing educational outcomes; trends in choice of majors and careers; representation in various fields; perspectives and employment experience of Puerto Rican faculty members; trends in the characteristics of Puerto Rican freshmen; and institutional and program-related factors affecting the progress of Puerto Ricans. A statistical profile of Puerto Ricans in the United States is presented, along with information on the history of Puerto Rico, schooling in New York, and Puerto Rican students in mainland colleges. Findings of a 9-year Cooperative Institutional Research Program study of 1971 freshmen are presented, along with results of surveys of faculty, Ford Foundation Fellows, and women scientists. Recommendations are offered regarding: data collection and reporting, precollegiate education, implementation of a "value-added" model, financial aid, bilingualism, graduate and professional education, minority faculty and administrators, minority women, and government programs. A 10-page bibliography is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Career Choice, College Faculty, College Students, Enrollment Trends, Fellowships, Females, Followup Studies, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Majors (Students), Outcomes of Education, Puerto Ricans, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Research Inst., Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
Note: For related documents, see ED 214 457, HE 016 016 and HE 016 019.