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ERIC Number: ED059711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 20
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Reference Count: 0
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Community College Faculty: Some Basis for Their Attitudes Toward Academically Disadvantaged Students.
Hagen, Donald L.
A study conducted in the fall of 1971 assessed the attitudes community college faculty held toward academically disadvantaged students and identified certain factors relating to those attitudes. A semantic differential research instrument discriminating between faculty holding "more favorable" and "less favorable" attitudes was administered along with a background questionnaire to 700 full-time Illinois public community college faculty in eight randomly selected colleges. Data analysis was based upon the factor scores of evaluation, potency, and receptivity. Interpretation of the results led to the conclusion that the most appropriate faculty to teach these students are (1) females with lower-class precollege backgrounds, and those (2) having less than a Bachelor's degree, (3) agreeing with the role of the community college, (4) having less than one year of community college teaching experience, (5) considering their main function to teach general education, (6) wanting to participate in the study of disadvantaged students, and (7) willing to take in -service training for teaching disadvantaged students. (Author/AL)
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Identifiers: Illinois