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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)


Graduate School

First Advisor

Not Listed

First Committee Member

B R Hopkins

Second Committee Member

Patricia Gov? Wagner


Access to higher education for low income, disadvantaged, and minority students has been, on a large scale basis, a recent phenomenon. According to Besis three main thrusts have supported the concept of public education for the masses, the Land Grant Act of 1862, the community college movement, and the G.I. Bill. This mass movement has not been equally distributed among all segments of the society. It was noticed as early as 1944 that there were substantial inequities in the degree of support for schools attended primarily by minority and poverty level students.





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