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Black students in higher education : conditions and experiences in the 1970s
Thomas, Gail E.
Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1981.
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xx, 405 pages ; 25 cm.
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1470 Lexile.
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Table of Contents

Forewordp. xvii
Prefacep. xix
Introductionp. 3
Referencesp. 7
Section I History and Profile of Blacks in Higher Education: Overviewp. 9
1 Blacks in Higher Education to 1954: A Historical Overviewp. 11
2 The Opening of White Colleges and Universities to Black Studentsp. 18
3 Black Students in Black and White Institutionsp. 30
Summaryp. 42
Conclusionp. 43
Conclusionp. 44
Section II Academic Admissions Requirements and Financial Resources as Contingencies for Black Access and Persistence: Overviewp. 47
Referencesp. 48
4 The Effects of Standardized Achievement Test Performance and Family Status on Black-White College Access*p. 49
5 The Role of Testing in Institutional Selectivity and Black Access to Higher Educationp. 64
6 Factors Affecting Black Students' Persistence in Collegep. 76
7 Impact of an Innovative Selection Procedure on Medical School Admissions: Implications for Black Studentsp. 91
Conclusionp. 100
Referencesp. 101
Section III Institutional Enrollment Statuses, Academic Experiences, and Career Aspirations of Blacks in Higher Education: Overviewp. 105
8 Recent Trends in Racial Enrollment, Segregation, and Degree Attainment in Higher Education*p. 107
Summary and Conclusionsp. 123
Referencesp. 124
9 Correlates of Black Student Adjustment, Achievement, and Aspirations at a Predominantly White Southern University*p. 126
Referencesp. 138
Appendixp. 140
10 The Forgotten Side of the Black Undergraduate: An Assessment of Academic Achievements and Aspirations During the 1970sp. 142
Conclusionp. 147
Appendixp. 148
Appendixp. 149
Footnotesp. 151
11 Black and White Students in Maryland Community Collegesp. 152
12 The Major Field Choices and Occupational Career Orientations of Black and White College Students*p. 167
Conclusionp. 178
Referencesp. 179
Section IV Critical Factors Affecting Black Higher Educational Access and Survival: Overviewp. 185
Referencesp. 186
13 The Access of Black Students to Medical and Law Schools: Trends and Bakke Implicationsp. 189
14 Black Medical Students: Too Few for So Large a Taskp. 203
Conclusionp. 210
Referencesp. 213
15 Black Law Students and the Law School Experience: Issues of Access and Survivalp. 216
Conclusionp. 224
Referencesp. 225
16 Critical Factors for the Survival of First Generation College Blacksp. 226
Section V Programs and Strategies for Increasing Black Access and Retention: Overviewp. 233
Introductionp. 235
17 An Evaluation of the 1977 Minority Introduction to Engineering Summer Programp. 235
Conclusionp. 249
Referencesp. 251
Footnotesp. 252
18 An Example of Student Retention for Minority Engineering Programs*p. 253
19 Retaining Blacks in Science: An Affective Modelp. 261
20 A Special Tutorial for Minority Medical Students: An Account of a Year's Experience*p. 272
Conclusionp. 280
Referencesp. 281
21 Participation of Blacks in the Basic Sciences: An Assessmentp. 282
22 Impact: A Summer Enrichment Program for Minority/Disadvantaged Undergraduates at the University of Minnesotap. 294
23 A Successful Model for Articulation and the Development of a Two-Plus-Two Program at a Predominantly Black and a Predominantly White Institutionp. 306
Referencesp. 316
24 Legislative Remedies for Increasing the Educational Access and Retention of Minoritiesp. 319
Referencesp. 323
Section VI Broad Level Structural Policies Affecting the Future of Blacks in Higher Education: Overviewp. 327
25 The Adams Mandate: A Format for Achieving Equal Educational Opportunity and Attainmentp. 329
26 Desegregation and Black Student Higher Educational Access*p. 336
Summary and Conclusionsp. 353
Referencesp. 354
27 The Economic Future: Institutional and Student Financial Aid for Blacks in Higher Educationp. 357
Footnotesp. 380
28 The Future of Blacks in Higher Education: Recommendations and Conclusionsp. 381
Referencesp. 389
Indexp. 391
About the Contributorsp. 399
About the Editorp. 407