ERIC Number: ED357686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Description of Federal Information and Outreach Programs and Selected State, Institutional and Community Models. Symposium on Information Resources, Services, and Programs. Background Paper Number Three.
This paper describes state, institutional, and other community-based programs deemed exemplary (on the basis of design imperatives) for successful interventions to promote meaningful access of minority group youth to postsecondary education. The imperatives include early intervention, comprehensive and integrated intervention, intervention sustained for ongoing feedback and tracking, coordination with other education and training programs, and broad and long-term strategies providing a continuum of age-appropriate services. Following a general introduction, chapter 2, on state programs, describes programs developed by Arizona, Ohio, California, Texas, New York, Wisconsin, Washington, and Mississippi. Chapter 3 describes association and institutional programs including: "Syracuse Challenge," which provides support services to students from sixth grade on; "Middle College High School," an alternative high school housed in a New York City community college; "Career Beginnings," which uses a "case management" approach beginning in the high school junior year; "Mathematics, Engineer, Sciences Achievement," a program that encourages California minority students in grades 3-12 in these areas; and the "Hispanic Student Success Program" in San Antonio (Texas). Chapter 4 describes community-based programs like the "I Have a Dream" program, which began as a pledge by philanthropist of Eugene Lang to provide college tuition to Harlem sixth graders and later turned into a national foundation. Chapter 5 outlines federal programs, particularly the "Special Programs for Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds" effort. Chapter 6 draws conclusions and suggests recommendations. (Includes 16 endnotes.) (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Intervention, Minority Group Children, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, School Community Programs, State Programs
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; California; Mississippi; New York; Ohio; Texas; Washington; Wisconsin