ERIC Number: ED357683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Symposium on Information Resources, Services and Programs Proceedings (Austin, Texas, May 24, 1990).
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Washington, DC.
The purpose of the symposium reported in this paper was to forge a consensus on how federal information and intervention strategies can be improved to raise the postsecondary enrollment and persistence rates of disadvantaged and minority youth. Speakers outlined the systemic forces that forestall access and their consequences for at-risk youth. They also described powerful interventions that can help overcome some of these barriers. Following brief opening remarks, Brian K. Fitzgerald gave an overview of the analytical issues at stake. There followed four sessions each featuring a moderator and two-to-four presenters. Session titles were as follows: (1) "The Need for Information Programs and Interventions"; (2) "The Role of Information Programs and Interventions in Improving and Maintaining Access"; (3) "Model Information Programs and Interventions: Institutional, State and Federal"; and (4) "The Federal Role and Strategy in Information Programs and Intervention." The document summarizes the remarks of each presenter and sketches the issues and opinions offered in all the post-presentation discussions that occurred. An appendix contains lists of presenters and Advisory Committee Members. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Colleges, Economically Disadvantaged, Federal Programs, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Services, Intervention, Minority Groups, Program Administration, Public Policy, School Holding Power
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see HE 026 428-443.