ERIC Number: ED038945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
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Professional Orientations of Graduate Students and Determinants of Membership in the Graduate Students Union at the University of California. Final Report.
Brown, E. Richard
A sample of 371 graduate students in 5 departments at the University of California at Berkeley was interviewed regarding their professional, academic, and political orientations. Their attitudes on academic work and institutions and political and academic issues were compared on the basis of their identification with the role of student, as opposed to scholar, roles and membership in the union of employed graduate students at Berkeley. It was found that student identification and union membership were associated with coherent political radicalism and that a substantial proportion of the whole sample rejected the traditionally narrow ends of professionalism and the norms that presently dominate the academic world. It was concluded that rejection of academic norms and values is increasing, but that radical graduate students and faculty should organize themselves within and across disciplines to deal successfully with their hostile professions and institutions. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.