ERIC Number: ED025995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Students' Education of One Another.
Cross, K. Patricia
The separation between the classroom and extracurricular activities of students has long been recognized by educational reformers. Much fundamental learning occurs outside the classroom. As part of an overall longitudinal research project to determine the sources of impact on the lives of students as they develop or fail to develop in line with their initially assessed potentialities, a discussionaire was administered to freshmen in 5 diverse colleges in Spring 1967. Consisting of 120 possible topics for discussion, it asked students to state how often during the past year they had discussed the topic with persons their own age. Analysis of the top 10 topics for each campus shows that some topics are frequently discussed on all campuses, some are unique to particular campuses, and others are related to the sex of the respondent. The Vietnam war was of major concern to students on all campuses, but the 1 topic that ranked among the top 10 on every campus for men and on 3 out of 5 for women was the "state's governor and policies." On the Negro campus surveyed, there was considerable disparity between the conversations of men and women, though on other campuses, interests of women tended to parallel those of men. Most students tended to talk about subjects that directly concerned them rather than about broad social issues. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.
Note: Article in The Research Reporter; v3 n2 1968