ERIC Number: ED066149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Community Colleges. Opinion Questionnaire: Students Entering Post-Secondary Education in British Columbia, Fall 1971.
Dennison, John D.; And Others
This is the third in a series of reports on first-year college and university students in British Columbia. This study is concerned with understanding some of the factors that may have a direct bearing on the impact that the college has on the student. Eleven thousand students responded to an opinion questionnaire indicating their views in the areas of educational expectations, life plans, objectives at college, perception of the college, college educational methodology, college involvement, and general public issues. Some conclusions were: (1) students within and between the various colleges had a wide divergence of views, goals, and aspirations; (2) students at vocational institutions seemed to be more definite in their goals, their choice of college, and reason for attending; (3) the acquisition of knowledge and skills applicable to an occupational goal was most often reported as the most important reason for attending college; (4) in choosing a college, a majority of students look for good teaching, faculty competent in their subject area, and independent study opportunities; and (5) certain fundamental differences were indicated between responses from students at private colleges and those from public colleges. (RN)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Donner Canadian Foundation.
Authoring Institution: B. C. Research, Vancouver (British Columbia).
Identifiers: British Columbia