ERIC Number: ED234685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-16
Reference Count: N/A
Hispanics Access to Higher Education. Hearing before the Committee on Postsecondary Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Seventh Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Hearings on the difficulties experienced by Hispanic (Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban American) students in entering postsecondary education and ways to assist this population are presented. According to testimony, several legislative programs designed to serve economically disadvantaged students have failed to reach Hispanic students, because, among other reasons, program administrators are unfamiliar with Hispanic demographics. In addition, programs designed to recruit, admit, and support Hispanic students are being cut back or eliminated, and financial aid cutbacks are affecting a large number of Hispanic families. Attention is focused on the inability of school districts to educate Hispanic students and the difficulty of colleges to recruit and graduate the Hispanic students who complete high school. Institutional barriers and problems confronting Puerto Rican students in the United States and in Puerto Rico are also addressed. Attention is also directed to: junior college-level instruction serving adult Hispanics provided at St. Augustine College, Chicago; the college assistance to migrants program; a specialized high school in Washington, D.C., designed for Hispanic and other limited English-speaking youth; and the Talent Search Program. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Cubans, Dropout Prevention, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Low Income Groups, Mexican Americans, Postsecondary Education, Puerto Ricans, Student Attrition
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.