ERIC Number: ED038736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
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The Two Year College and Its Students: An Empirical Report.
Richards, J. M.; And Others
Under the pressure of current social trends in America, universal post secondary education arises as a possible national objective for the 1970's. Jobs are becoming more complex and are requiring higher levels of skills; more trained personnel will be needed in technical and service fields; and there is a widespread concern about providing greater access to economic opportunity for all the country's minority groups. Among institutions of higher education, the two year colleges seem to be the most probable means by which Americans may achieve this education. The American College Testing Program inaugurated research and service programs for these schools to provide empirical information about two year colleges and their students. Some of the studies are reprinted in this monograph. The report focuses on institutional characteristics, student characteristics, and prediction of academic success. The introduction to each section summarizes the articles in nontechnical terms, relates them to one another, and considers some of their educational implications. (Author/RSM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Environment, Higher Education, Prediction, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges
American College Testing Publications, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 ($3.00 per copy)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. Research and Development Div.