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ERIC Number: ED083961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 156
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Values and Perceptions of Community College Professional Staff in Oregon.
Pritchett, Betty Jensen
A study was conducted to develop a profile of values held by Oregon Community Colleges full-time professional staff members as a group and to acertain if there are differences in the values and perceptions held by sub-groups within the college staff. A total of 479 staff members were sent questionnaires, and 360 of these questionnaires were returned in usable form. In analyzing the composite value profile on instrumental values, "broadminded,""capable,""honest," and "responsible" were reported to be most important. Other findings were that: (1) Vocational instructors placed a higher priority on the "work-oriented" values such as "ambitious" and "self-controlled" than did the other sub-groups; and (2) "Imaginative" and "loving" were discernibly more important to the under 40 group. In analyzing the composite profile on terminal values, "self-respect" and "a sense of accomplishment" were reported as most important; Based on responses to the Cohen and Brawer Staff Survey, the following findings, among others, were reported: (a) The informal lecture and structured discussion were preferred teaching styles; (b) The respondents felt student evaluation was important; and (c) The majority of the respondents would abandon the traditional letter grade system. (Author/CK)
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon