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ERIC Number: ED031250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 10
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A Comparison of Student, Teacher, and Administrator Perceptions of the Junior College Environment.
Wilson, Ronald S.
This study examined different perceptions of junior college environment among administrators, faculty in transfer and in vocational programs, and transfer and vocational students. In a college of 1500 students. In a college of 1500 students (51% in vocational programs, 49% in transfer), 50 were randomly selected from each group. All 30 transfer faculty, 27 vocational faculty, and 12 administrators were included. The test used was Pace's College and University Environment Scales, with 150 true-false statements on all aspects of college life. Its five scales describe a college climate: Practicality, Community, Awareness, Propriety, Scholarship. All possible between-group comparisons were made on each scale, except for comparing academic and vocational faculty with each other's students. Among the many findings were: Awareness was ranked highest by four groups and second only by the vocational students; for all groups, Practicality, Awareness, and Scholarship were highest and Propriety lowest; Community was Lowest for all except administrators; academic and vocational students differed greatly only on Practicality; Practicality ranked second in three groups, first in one, and third in another. After discussing their implications, the author suggested two ways to use the findings: (1) to achieve a more harmonious campus, after analysis by faculty, administration, and students; and (2) to enable high school students to select the college most appropriate for them. (HH)
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