ERIC Number: ED465383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-1
Reference Count: N/A
The High-Quality Learning Conditions Needed To Support Students of Color and Immigrants at California Community Colleges. Policy Report.
California Tomorrow, San Francisco.
California Tomorrow, a non-profit research organization that supports the development of a fair and inclusive multicultural society, conducted this study. The research sought to answer three questions: (1) What are the experiences of Latino, African American, Asian, Native American, white, and immigrant students in the community college system, and what are the systemic barriers and supports they encounter? (2) What strategies are being used for the recruitment, outreach, guidance, and support of traditionally underrepresented students, and what is the perceived success of these strategies? and (3) What forms of professional development and support do faculty and staff need and find useful to help them respond more effectively to the needs of these students? California expects tremendous growth in each of the 3 systems of higher education in the next 5 years. The greatest number of new students (nearly 74% of the increased demand), however, will seek access to one of California's community colleges. The state continues to fund community colleges at the lowest level of all public education sectors, including K-12. Community colleges receive $4,4675 per student, K-12 receives $7,080, California State Universities receive $10,822, and University of California receives $25,554 per student. Recommendations include ensuring that the community colleges receive their full 11% allocation of Prop 98 funds. (NB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Cultural Pluralism, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Immigrants, Immigration, Language Minorities, Limited English Speaking, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Students, Race, Student Recruitment, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, NY.; James G. Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA.; California Univ., Oakland. Office of the President.; California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Tomorrow, San Francisco.