chapter  11
16 Pages

Black students in higher education

ByVerna Rosen

Our picture of our own individuality is built up by our own assessments of others' pictures of us.

For the last twenty years there has been growing attention given to the low proportion of black people in professional and managerial jobs and to the wide gulf between the measured achievements of white and black students in schools. Concern has been expressed at the under-representation of black students in universities and polytechnics and in 1975, as part of a conscious attempt to improve equality of opportunity at higher education (HE) level, the Access movement began in this country.