ERIC Number: ED028456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Scope of Organized Student Protest in 1967-1968.
Peterson, Richard E.
This study reports the views of deans of students with regard to organized student protest in 1967-68, considering (1) specific issues, (2) number of institutions involved, and (3) proportion of students involved. Questionnaires were returned by 86% of the 1,000 accredited four-year colleges contacted. The single issue (of the 27 issues in the questionnaire) most frequently generating protest was the Vietnam war, followed closedly by living-group regulations, civil rights, student policy-making participation, the draft, military recruiters, and recruiters from other organizations. The profile of protested issues varied considerably among different types of institutions. The proportion of students involved in protests varied with the issues, but were seen to be quite small, between four and nine percent. Student Left groups are reported to comprise approximately 2% of the student population but however small the percentage, student activists are reported to be having a significant impact on college policy. (BP)
Descriptors: College Students, Social Change, Student Alienation, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student College Relationship, Student Participation, Student Role
Institutional Research Program for Higher Education, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 ($1.50).
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.