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Individual Differences among College Freshmen


by Harold Webster, Martin A. Trow & T. R. McConnell 1962

Student development requires for its understanding repeated observations of the same persons over many years. Without some knowledge of what students are like initially, we can neither determine how they change during college nor how educational processes should be adapted to individual characteristics and potentialities. The purpose of this chapter is to describe some important characteristics of Freshman students which are educationally significant.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 61, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 63 Number 9, 1962, p. 145-163
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19837, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 10:49:24 AM

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  • Harold Webster
    University of California, Berkeley
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    HAROLD WEBSTER works at the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Martin Trow
    University of California, Berkeley
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    MARTIN A. TROW is an associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • T. R. McConnell
    University of California, Berkeley
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    T. R. MCCONNELL works at the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley.
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