ERIC Number: ED342930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Ethnic Monitoring and Its Uses in Colleges.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
Colleges of further education in Great Britain have been involved in three recent initiatives in the implementation of ethnic monitoring: (1) a report on ethnic monitoring in postsecondary education; (2) two management training conferences on the implementation and uses of ethnic monitoring for representatives of further, adult, and higher education as well as local authorities; and (3) ethnic monitoring at the course level as the result of a more detailed study of how individual colleges use ethnic monitoring data to inform their internal planning and policymaking practices, improve the quality of services, and promote equal opportunities for ethnic minorities. Among potential benefits to be gained from introducing ethnic monitoring are that such monitoring facilitates: the collection of background data to use for future developments on equal opportunities; the ability of colleges to review provision and service delivery in the light of analysis of ethnic background information on their student body; and the drawing of comparisons across the years in the areas of services to minority groups. Ethnic monitoring has revealed that black students tend to enroll in low-level courses, Asian women are underrepresented in further and higher education, and there are differences in enrollment patterns between men and women. Key issues to evolve from ethnic monitoring at course level include the need for involvement of senior management, the importance of publication and dissemination of results, and the necessity of relating ethnic data to other information. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)