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ERIC Number: ED105782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 15
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Research on Commuter Students From 1971-1975.
Flanagan, Dan
Research in higher education attributes significant differences to the learning experiences of commuter and resident students. The literature indicates that the nature of the on-campus experience, the characteristics of the student, and the motivation for learning for the commuter student may have significant implications for educational planning. The actual number of commuter students in American higher education is in dispute. It is clear, though, that commuter students compose a larger percentage of the student population in American higher education. For this review, commuter students will be defined as those student living with their parents, spouse, family or by themselves, but are not simply "living off campus." This review of the literature focuses on the commuter student as a unique person in higher education and with educational needs distinctive from the resident student and the student "living off campus." The review will be concerned only with the literature published in the last 5 years (1971-1975). The literature suggests particular characteristics for a commuter student, effects of commuting on the educational experience, and it reviews several models, proposed and in operation for meeting the needs of commuting students. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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