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ERIC Number: ED108718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Student Responses to the Pre-Election Recess, October 21-November 3, 1970.
Eagle, Norman; And Others
In order to assess the value of the 1970 pre-election recess of 11 days at Bronx Community College, a questionnaire was administered to a controlled sample of an estimated 500 day and 400 evening students after the students' return to classes. Results indicate that 78 percent spent no time on political or electoral work. Only two percent engaged in political activity full-time, while 13 percent and four percent spent one or two hours and three or four hours per day, respectively. Fifty percent used the recess to work at some kind of non-political, paying job (30 percent full-time and 20 percent part-time). Seventy-two percent spent from one to four hours per day studying, while 15 percent spent more than four hours per day in this activity. Sixty-eight percent rejected the view that the recess enabled them to do much more political work than would have been possible had classes been held as usual. Sixty-one percent considered the recess ineffective in making a contribution toward a political or community action program. Thirty-five percent favored similar recesses in the future, while 45 percent did not. Responses are classified according to several dimensions and the questionnaire is appended. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bronx Community Coll., NY.