ERIC Number: ED145796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Impact of College. New Dimensions in Higher Education. Number 4.
Freedman, Mervin B.
Prominent social scientific research on college populations carried out in recent years are reviewed in this report. Focus is on: the characteristics of the entering student; changes in student characteristics occurring during the college years; changes in mental ability, skills and knowledge changes in attitudes and values; changes in personality; studies of the college as an institution; student culture and society; and characteristics of faculty and teaching. The research reported suggests that institutions have three choices: (1) to ignore the subject of their impact on student values, attitudes, and creativity as too difficult to measure or control; (2) to make more modest claims regarding their impact on students; or (3) to study their impact on student values and take steps to increase it. (LBH)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, College Faculty, College Role, College Students, Educational Benefits, Educational Responsibility, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Individual Development, Outcomes of Education, Personality Change, Social Values, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Evaluation, Teacher Characteristics, Values
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: Originally published 1960 ; Parts are marginally legible due to type size