ERIC Number: ED119760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Two-Year College Political Scientists.
Brawer, Florence B.
A national survey of 1,493 humanities faculty at 156 two-year colleges was conducted in spring 1975. The colleges included in the sample were carefully selected in terms of locale, control, emphasis, size, and age, and the faculty sample included proportionate numbers of full- and part-time faculty members. This paper compares political science instructors in the sample to the total group of faculty. Nine percent (139) of the total sample indicated law/government as their field. Most of these people predominately taught political science or administration of justice, but in many cases, they also taught history and even social science courses. Most of these instructors held their highest degree in political science (61.9 percent), but significant numbers had majored in history, education, and law. As a group, the political scientists were fairly similar to the total sample. Almost all (89.2 percent) were white/Caucasians, and the largest percent--87.8--were males, compared with the ratio of 66 percent males in the total sample. Many (23.7 percent) said they were working on their doctorates. Information of age, research, professional development, affiliations, and teaching duties is also summarized, and compared to the characteristics of the total sample. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.