ERIC Number: ED124019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
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Graduate Degree Survey Follow-up of Five Year Population (1969-1974).
McKee, Helen C.; And Others
The survey of SUC, Fredonia graduate students who were awarded advanced degrees from December 1969 to June 1974 was designed and conducted during the first semester of 1975, with focus on the educational, economic, and social traits of the graduate degree recipients. Opinions and attitudes about the college were solicited in the 74-item questionnaire which included three open-end segments and provided opportunities for personal comments. The study indicated that: (1) the professional reputation of alumni was one factor which influenced 41 percent of the Music advanced degree graduates to enroll in the college; (2) History majors (82 percent) revealed that the use of a variety of teaching techniques were not relevant to a college choice; (3) proximity of the college was a major influence in selecting a college for many of the Elementary Education (84 percent) and History (82 percent) majors; (4) over half of the English majors indicated that a major influence in college selection was the possibility of graduate assistantships; (5) approximately 71 percent of the Reading graduates felt that they had received a variety of learning experiences; and (6) travel (over 10 miles one way) to attend classes was a pattern for over half of the Elementary Education and Music graduates. (LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Fredonia. Coll. at Fredonia. Teacher Education Research Center.