ERIC Number: ED205905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
A Survey of the Attitudes of the Teaching Faculty at a State College toward Students in the Basic Skills Programs: A Preliminary Investigation.
A study was conducted to obtain information about the attitudes of professors at a state college toward students entering college with a deficiency in one or more of the basic skills. Subjects were 492 professors who completed a sixteen-item inventory. The results of the study indicated that professors were "undecided" in attitudes toward basic skills students. The professors' attitudes toward the admission of basic skills students to college and their view of the academic standards of a college ranged from undecided to slightly negative. The professors' perceptions of these students and attitudes toward the progress of a class ranged from undecided to slightly positive. No significant differences were found in terms of sex, faculty rank or number of years of experience. The largest percentages of responses in all areas reported were "undecided." (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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