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ERIC Number: ED073737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct-28
Pages: 18
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The Social Scientist in the California State Colleges: His Background, Orientations and Ideology.
Haehn, James O.
This document presents the results of a study designed to elicit characteristics of professors in the field of the social sciences in the California State Colleges. The findings of the study support previous findings related to other social scientists in other parts of the country. Highlights of the findings include: (1) Social scientists tend to be more liberal and radical in their political views than other faculty. (2) Along with professors in the humanities, social scientists are more tolerant and permissive regarding questions of student rights, campus rules, campus speakers, premarital sex, and other issues. (3) Social scientists are more research oriented than other faculty, including faculty in the natural sciences. (4) Social scientists are more likely than other faculty to see the provision of a broad general education as the main purpose of higher education, in contrast to other faculty who tend to endorse either the vocational aspects of education or the view of higher education as a path to self-knowledge. (Author/HS)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Community College Social Science Association (1st, San Francisco, October 28, 1971)