ERIC Number: ED051807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Educational Goals and Selected College-Related Valuations of Public and Private Junior College Students.
Blai, Boris, Jr.
The values and goals of students from Harcum Junior College (Pennsylvania) a private, resident, all female college, were compared with students from Harrisburg Area Community College (Pennsylvania) a public, non-resident, co-ed college. The two groups of students were compared in terms of their parents' educational background, their educational goals, their most valued college experiences, and their most disappointing college experiences. It was found that although Harcum student's parents have a higher educational level, there were no significant differences between the two groups of students in the ranking of nine educational goals. Neither group associated the more personal goals with their formal schooling. In terms of frequency of selection, the most valued experience categories for Harcum students were all directly concerned with academic matters. The most valued experience categories selected by Harrisburg students included personal experiences as well as those relating to academic matters. There were differences between the two groups in their ranking of the major disappointing experiences categories, however, both groups expressed disappointment in their fellow-students and social and organizational activities. (CA)
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Authoring Institution: Harcum Junior Coll., Bryn Mawr, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania