ERIC Number: ED341741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Minorities in Higher Education: Selected Papers from an Interdisciplinary Conference Held at Hofstra University (Hempstead, New York, March 9-11, 1989).
Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY.
This report provides a selection of conference papers which discuss issues concerning minority participation in higher education, beginning with recognition of the many discrepancies between what are expressed as personal and organizational values and what parameters remain hidden. The papers consider the causes for limited minority participation in higher education and review some solutions. Papers include: (1) "Excellence and Equity in the Education of Minority Students" (A. W. Astin); (2) "Cultural Factors Differentiating Academically Unsuccessful Students, Academically Successful Students, and Faculty (P. Chu-Richardson); (3) "Perceptions and Experiences of Minorities at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs" (L. F. Dickson); (4) "Becoming Involved in College Life: A Comparative Study of Black and White College Students" (C. J. Thompson); (5) "Social Welfare Needs of African-American [Students] as Factors in Retention" (B. W. Emerson); (6) "A Comprehensive Model To Enhance the Academic Achievement of Black Minority Students Attending Predominantly White Colleges/Universities" (L. L. Baker); (7) "Tribal Cooperation in Education Opportunities for Native Americans: Twenty Years of St. Regis Mohawk-St. Lawrence University Association" (R. N. Wells, Jr. and D. White); (8) "An Effective American Indian Social Work Program: Recruitment, Retention and Graduation" (E. D. Edwards and M. Egbert-Edwards); and (9) "The Culture of Affirmative Action: The Law School Perspective" (A. J. Scanlon). Twenty-six papers not included among these selected for publication are mentioned in the body of the document, and the conference agenda, which lists the titles of all papers is included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY.