ERIC Number: ED033430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
The Student Protest Movement: Some Facts, Interpretations, and A Plea.
Peterson, Richard E.
The first part of this paper is a summary of Peterson's research done on the student protest movement. In 1965, questionnaires were sent to deans of students at all 1,000 accredited four year colleges in the country. The 1968 survey was conducted in the same manner with new issues substituted in the questionnaire. Results of both surveys included the following about the student movement: (1) relatively small minorities of students are involved, (2) protests vary among institutions, (3) off campus issues are less frequent in the South, and (4) organized protest is more common at large universities. Other studies are mentioned, and scale descriptions, and correlations for the Institutional Functioning Inventory are given. The Special Committee on Campus Tensions has recently been formed. The committee's areas of concentration include: (1) modern interpretations of the history and philosophy of dissent, (2) the study of the breakdown of authority in American life, (3) the dynamics of institutional change, (4) institutional government, and (5) effective communication in complex organizations. A plea for all information relevant to these areas is made. A second plea is made, to become involved in promoting nonviolent ways of dissent. (KJ)
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.; American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C., August 31--September 4, 1969