ERIC Number: ED028737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Characteristics of Inner City Students at American University.
American Univ., Washington, DC.
During Fall 1969, 25 students were enrolled at American University as part of a special project aimed at making higher education available to inner city youth who, because of insufficient finances and relatively poor academic records, would not ordinarily be matriculants. The program was designated "Project Open"--Opportunity Project for Education Now. This report is intended to provide some descriptive information pertaining to demographic and attitudinal characteristics of this group as revealed by the students' responses to 3 questionnaires: the American Council on Education's Student Information Form, a survey questionnaire administered during Fall 1968 to incoming freshmen at 76 universities; American University's Student Census; the California Psychological Inventory. Information was also included on the ability levels of the group as measured by the College Board SAT scores. Results show the frequency of responses to each option of each item and the percent of the total represented by these frequencies. Where available, tables show the percent of all American University freshmen responding to the same items and the reported national university norms. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: American Univ., Washington, DC.