ERIC Number: ED089617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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The Demise of Diversity? A Comparative Profile of Eight Types of Institutions.
Pace, C. Robert
A questionnaire survey of students and alumni from a diverse set of colleges and universities across the country forms the data base for this report. With the results of the questionnaires administered to both alumni and upperclassmen, the author is able to classify institutions into 8 distinct sectors, to analyze how each sector differs from the others in its character, environment, and student clientele, and to determine in what ways these differences may be diminishing. In summary, the author states that about the same amount of diversity still exists in the system despite some loss of distinctiveness in certain types of institutions. The case for arguing that there has been a general decline in diversity and distinctiveness on the surface does not appear to be strongly convincing. The eight divisions of the author are: highly selective liberal arts colleges; strongly denominational liberal arts colleges; general liberal arts colleges; selective universities; state colleges and universities; general universities; teachers colleges; and engineering and science colleges. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Questionnaires, Surveys, Universities
McGraw-Hill Book Company, Hightstown, New Jersey 08520 ($5.00)
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Authoring Institution: Carnegie Commission on Higher Education , Berkeley, CA.