ERIC Number: ED038090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Students Today.
Berdie, Ralph F.
Though many generalizations are made about college students and many of these are taken as facts, little is actually known about them. It is not that there is a lack of literature about them, but a lack of evidence, data, and information. This information is desperately needed because so many decisions on a college campus should be based on accurate student data. Few of the studies on college students have been comprehensive, well-designed, or based on solid evidence, and few generalizations can be drawn from them. At the University of Minnesota, studies have been made on diversity among students, diversity within students, diversity in student background, resident-commuter differences, and attitudinal and interest differences. These studies have been helpful, but better questions must be asked and more relevant information must be gathered to assure the adequacy of institutional programs. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
Identifiers: University of Minnesota
Note: Paper presented at a series of Seminars on the Social Psychology of the Future State Metropolitan Campus, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, February 10, 1966