ERIC Number: ED074387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Student Demonstrations and Riots: Past, Present, and Future.
Collins, Anne M.; Sedlacek, William E.
The study examines results of an anonymous poll of student attitudes and participation in demonstrations and riots at the University of Maryland. The poll was administered to 1407 university students and data are presented by means, standard deviations, and factor analysis. Results indicate that students generally feel that demonstrations are worthwhile ways to express strong feelings concerning social problems. However, students did not favor rioting or actions stronger than demonstrations. The authors feel that colleges and universities must take bold stands through attitudes and actions on social issues or the gap between many students and their schools will remain and perhaps widen. They feel that direct concern with societal change by administration and faculty can prevent future demonstrations and riots. References are included. (Author/SES)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.