ERIC Number: ED237023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-23
Reference Count: N/A
Selected Topics on Hispanic Access to Higher Education. Testimony to the National Commission on Excellence in Education. (Public Hearing, Chicago, Illinois, June 23, 1982).
The status of Latino admissions, enrollment, and retention in Illinois colleges and universities is summarized. Information is presented on the March 1979 Hispanic population 25 years old and over, by years of school completed, type of Hispanic, and age. Income data for 1978 are also provided. In addition, attention is directed to TRIO program access by Illinois Latinos and the use of standardized testing in Hispanic admissions to Illinois colleges. Recommendations are offered for recruitment and admissions, counseling, financial aid, staffing practices, curriculum, parent and community participation, and research. The recommendations include the following: a bilingual/bicultural recruiter should be available for Latino students; admissions policies should be flexible if bilingual/bicultural students are to overcome the barrier that standardized tests present; counselors for Latinos should be able to communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking students; counselors should help students explore a full range of career and educational opportunities, and not only those offered by vocational schools and nonprofessional programs; and financial aid officers should work with Hispanic organizations in making financial support available to undergraduate and graduate students. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Admissions Counseling, College Admission, College Curriculum, College Entrance Examinations, College Students, Employment Practices, Enrollment Trends, Hearings, Higher Education, Latin Americans, Mexican Americans, School Community Relationship, School Personnel, Standardized Tests, Student Attrition, Student Financial Aid, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Aspira, Inc., IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois