ERIC Number: ED057358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Career Patterns of Liberal Arts Graduates.
Calvert, Robert, Jr.
The primary objectives of this study were to examine the career patterns of male liberal arts alumni and their roles in a society that emphasizes science and specialized skills. A questionnaire and covering letter were mailed to 18,004 persons, and 10,877 completed and returned the questionnaires. The classes of 1948, 1953, and 1958 were those queried. The results of the survey are discussed as to the education of these graduates, how they appraise their education, their career status and career patterns, factors influencing their careers, how the respondents appraise their careers, their intellectual and cultural interests, civic and social contributions made, and the role of marriage and family in their lives. Conclusions based on the replies are given, with the most important one being that as a prerequisite for a meaningful personal life and career, liberal arts education is still valid for today's students. Implications of the study for liberal arts colleges and for employers are discussed. A total of 117 tables accompany the text. In addition, three appendixes present the following: A: Technical Notes; B: Cooperating Colleges and Universities (100 institutions); and C: The Survey Questionnaire (with subsidiary questions and elaborations omitted). A subject index is provided.(DB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Alumni, Career Choice, College Graduates, Educational Research, Employment Patterns, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Income, Liberal Arts, Majors (Students), Males, Questionnaires, Sampling, Social Values, Socioeconomic Status, Tables (Data)
The Carroll Press, 43 Squantum Street, Cranston, R. I., 02920 (Clothbound $8.75, Paperbound $6.25)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.