ERIC Number: ED035785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Measuring the Institutional Stance on Matters of Student Conduct. CSE Report No. 55.
This study is concerned with the initial testing of an instrument which examines student discipline in terms of four areas: goals and objectives of the discipline program, scope of the program, procedures and sanctions. This investigation by the Center for the Study of Evaluation has been undertaken as part of the Higher Education Evaluation Project. Disciplinary practices do not exist in a vacuum; they are assumed to be functionally related to institutional characteristics and plutosopy. Disciplinary practices differ from institution to institution. Various aspects of college environment will be studied by the consensus approach. The validity of discipline data will be examined against data already in existence. The present study deals with only three institutional types of higher education: (1) denominational colleges, (2) universities, and junior colleges. Since it has become necessary to place the entire question of student discipline within reasonable perspective in terms of the aims and goals of American higher education, it is concluded that the only real education is self-education and the only successful discipline is self-discipline. Favorable conditions make individual growth of mind, body and spirit possible. A higher educational institution must educate not only in the domain of the mind, but also in the realm of the spirit. (ON)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.