ERIC Number: ED412862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Early Intervention Programs: Opening the Door to Higher Education. ERIC Digest.
Fenske, Robert H.; Geranios, Christine A.; Keller, Jonathan E.; Moore, David E.
This digest summarizes a larger document of the same title which examines early intervention programs providing services and resources to encourage low-income/minority youth to finish high school and enter college. It notes provisions of federal law which encourage such programs and the unifying mission of the National Early Intervention Scholarship and Partnership Program. Such programs are seen as either broad early intervention programs, "academic outreach" programs operated by academic institutions and designed to encourage at-risk students to plan for college, or school-college collaboration programs. Programs are differentiated into six types: (1) programs established by philanthropic agencies, (2) federally supported programs, (3) state-sponsored programs with matching federal support, (4) entirely state-supported programs, (5) systemic changes involving school-college collaboration, and (6) college- or university-sponsored programs. Implications of the growth of these programs for college and university administrators are considered and include recommendations to coordinate institutional outreach programs with early intervention programs and document efforts to increase access to their institutions. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Attendance, College School Cooperation, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Federal Aid, Financial Support, High Schools, Higher Education, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups, Outreach Programs, Program Development, State Aid, Student Recruitment
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Graduate School of Education and Human Development.