ERIC Number: ED328033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Recruitment and Retention of Minority Trainers in University Affiliated Programs--African-Americans.
McClain, John W.
This monograph addresses the recruitment and retention of African-Americans in University Affiliated Programs (UAP), which train personnel for the provision of health, education, and social services to people with developmental disabilities. It is designed to assist UAP faculty and staff to develop a comprehensive plan to increase the participation of African-Americans. It documents key factors contributing to the steady decline of African-American representation within undergraduate and graduate-level programs, and offers strategies for increasing the number of African-American professionals in the field of developmental disabilities. It discusses ethnic identifiers and cultural terms of reference, demographics of the African-American population, and underrepresentation in colleges and universities. A chapter on educational experiences of African-Americans describes the historic role of Anglo-American university traditions in repressing African-Americans, and examines the values, attitudes, and expectations brought to the educational experience by both students and professors. Model recruitment, admissions, and retention strategies are presented. A final section presents information on opportunities for national networking and describes exemplary recruitment and retention programs, including summer institutes. (23 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.