ERIC Number: ED258838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Promoting Success through Collaborative Ventures in Precollege Science and Mathematics.
Lopez, Gil; Aranson, Joel B.
This publication presents a synthesis of the efforts made over a decade to increase minority participation in precollege engineering studies. It is produced by the National Association of Precollege Directors (NAPD), a coalition of 19 program specialists which serves as a central base for program networking and the sharing of ideas and information that promote academic success in students. These programs serve to increase student scholastic achievement in all subject areas, especially mathematics and science, and to heighten student awareness of careers in engineering, science, and technology. Functioning as educational extensions to participating schools, they involve industry and higher education facilities in program activities. Tutorial services are also provided and detailed records that continually monitor academic performance are maintained throughout the students' high school years. The report describes various NAPD programs, presents a brief history of the precollege minority engineering effort and identifies common elements of the different program models. Generalized program results are summarized in tabular form. Appendices include: (1) program summaries; (2) a list of NAPD members; (3) bibliographic references; and (4) a list of NAPD program sponsors. (ML)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Planning, College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Engineering Education, Industry, Information Networks, Mathematics Education, Minority Groups, Models, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, Science Education, Science Programs, Secondary Education, Technology
National Association of Precollege Directors, c/o National Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc., 3 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 ($5.00 per copy, plus $2.50 postage, $4.50 each for 2-9 copies plus $2.50 postage.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, NY.; National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Precollege Directors, New York, NY.
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