ERIC Number: ED353922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
To Share a Dream: The Clinton-Middlebury Partnership.
Dalton, Herbert F., Jr.
This report describes a high school/college partnership between DeWitt Clinton High School (New York City) and Middlebury College (Vermont), the purpose of which is to build a bridge between the two school cultures and increase racial understanding and educational opportunity. It is noted that although the program is less than 2 years old, it is working, and argues that such programs are needed in U.S. society where racial frustration and flare-ups on campus are mounting. The report first discusses the educational gap that exists between African Americans and Hispanics in the United States compared to Whites and the growing trend in racism on college campuses. This is followed by a descriptions of DeWitt Clinton High School and Middlebury College that reveal stark contrasts between the two campuses. A background section provides information on the creation of a cooperative program between the schools, followed by a section on the initiatives undertaken such as faculty exchanges, a junior class bus trip, internships, and various programs designed to encourage educational opportunity. The final three sections: (1) outline the various benefits of the collaboration found thus far, (2) examine what collaborations of this type and others need in order to survive and grow, and (3) provide answers to common questions concerning these types of partnerships. (GLR)
Descriptors: Blacks, College School Cooperation, Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Programs, Counseling Services, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Opportunities, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Program Descriptions, Racial Relations, Shared Resources and Services, Whites
Plan for Social Excellence, Inc., 116 Radio Circle, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Plan for Social Excellence, Inc., New York, NY.