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ERIC Number: ED063917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul-3
Pages: 23
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A Profile of SBCC Graduates, June 1972: The Assessment of Educational Impact.
MacMillan, Thomas F.
To measure the educational and personal growth of students receiving associate degrees at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) in June 1972, all 594 candidates for the degree were analyzed in terms of age, sex, academic aptitude, major, and transfer intention. In addition, student-perceived educational benefits were assessed by administering five standardized instruments rating Vocational Benefits, Humanistic Benefits, Critical Thinking Benefits, Human Relations Benefits, and Overall Change to a sample of 59 students. A comparison with national norms led to the following conclusions about the SBCC students: (1) they perceived a greater proportion of benefits in the areas of "background for further education" and development of "vocabulary, terminology and facts"; (2) they also perceived a greater gain in aesthetic sensitivity and appreciation; (3) they showed a lower proportion of growth in quantitative thinking; (4) they had lower gains in "friendships and loyalties" and "social development"; and (5) the majority reported significant growth and change while at SBCC. Other findings indicated that of the graduates, 41.4% intended to transfer, 62% were male, 27.3% were 20 or younger, and 41.8% were 21-30. (RN)
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Authoring Institution: Santa Barbara City Coll., CA. Office of Research and Development.