ERIC Number: EJ725573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-1
Reference Count: 22
A Comparison between African-American and White Students Enrolled in an Equal Opportunity Program on Predominantly White College Campuses: Perceptions of the Campus Environment
Phillips, Calvin D.
College Student Journal, v39 n2 p298 Jun 2005
This article compares the campus environmental perceptions of African-American and White students enrolled in an equal opportunity program on predominantly White campuses. These are students who are trying to overcome socioeconomic and academic challenges in their quest to become college graduates. The survey instrument measured marginality and mattering perceptions of these students. The results indicated that African-American students did feel marginalized. Conversely, White students were not aware of the different challenges that African-American students were experiencing on campus. It is evident that African-American students within these programs have three major barriers to overcome in this environment including: racial, socioeconomic, and academic issues.
Descriptors: White Students, African American Students, College Environment, Student Reaction, Equal Education, Academic Achievement, Socioeconomic Status, Student Attitudes, Racial Discrimination, Cultural Awareness, Student Diversity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States