ERIC Number: ED037177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
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Social Issues and Protest Activity: Recent Student Trends.
Bayer, Alan E.; And Others
For the past four years, the American Council on Education has carried out a large-scale annual survey of entering college freshmen. For the last 3 years (1967-1969), questions were asked regarding student attitudes toward various campus and social issues including: (1) the campus, the student, and the role of science; (2) the family and population control; (3) rights of the citizen and the consumer; (4) the military and the draft; (5) crime and the courts; and (6) urban problems, the disadvantaged, and the racial crisis. Information was also collected on high school protest participation and on the percentage of entering freshmen who estimated the chances were very good that they would participate in protest demonstrations. Although, compared to the 1968-1969 academic year, the first half of the 1969-1970 academic year has been marked by relative campus calm, the potential for dissent and the degree of social concern have clearly been increasing among both sexes and in all types of institutions. In addition, there is an increase in students' early protest experience and in their inclination to protest. (AF)
Descriptors: Activism, College Freshmen, Higher Education, Social Action, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Participation, Surveys
Office of Research, American Council on Education, 1 Dupont Circle, Washihgton D.C. 20036
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Office of Research.