ERIC Number: ED061945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May
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Values and Perceptions of a Private Junior College Faculty: Public Community College Faculties and Students.
Blai, Boris, Jr.
This survey of the faculty at Harcum Junior College (Pennsylvania) gives some insight into their values, their perceptions of the college environment, and their unique role within that environment. These characteristics are compared with data collected on faculty and students at three diverse California community colleges. Some of the traits discussed are professional and "terminal" (desired life outcome) values, personal characteristics, and self-comparisons. Opinions that faculty have about goals for students, various student perceptions, and reasons for college attendance are also discussed. Conclusions reached concerning similarities between faculty of Harcum and of the three California colleges include: (1) of the three professional values ranked highest, Harcum faculty have two (honesty and responsibility) in common; (2) in terminal values, each group ranked "self-respect" and "sense of accomplishment" among the top three; and (3) the pattern of major similarities and minor differences in values is similar to results of other inquiries in this field. (RN)
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Authoring Institution: Harcum Junior Coll., Bryn Mawr, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania