ERIC Number: ED104503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Summary and Conclusions of a Survey of Residents Residing Within a Three-Mile Radius of the Downtown Center [Bakersfield College (California)].
Larsen, Claire J.
To assess the needs of residents in proximity to the Downtown Center of Bakersfield College (California), a stratified random sampling of addresses was chosen and adults at each address were interviewed. A total of 422 interviews were conducted by sociology students from the college and by paid student interviewers. Thirty-five percent of the respondents indicated less than a high school education, and another 27 percent had no postsecondary education. Of the 38 percent of the respondents with college experience, less than 12 percent claimed to have earned a degree at any level. Vocational preparation and remedial reading and arithmetic were ranked as the goals that the community feels should be given top priority at the college. Along the same lines, vocational and curriculum counseling were rated as more important than personal problems counseling. Perceptions regarding the college, its Downtown Center, and postsecondary education in general are also reviewed. Of note is the finding that 69 percent of the Chicano respondents favored Spanish language instruction for selected courses. (Author/AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bakersfield Coll., CA.
Identifiers - Location: California (Bakersfield)