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The Younger American Scholar: His Collegiate Origins


reviewed by Karl W. Bigelow 1953

coverTitle: The Younger American Scholar: His Collegiate Origins
Author(s): Robert H. Knapp, Joseph J. Greenbaum
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This is a study of the undergraduate sources from which were drawn some 7,000 young American men and women who received their bachelor's degrees between 1946 and 1951 and who, during that same period, also became university fellowship or scholarship awardees, recipients of governmental fellowships, holders of private foundation fellowships, or Ph.D.'s. For practical reasons, only fellowship, scholarship, and degree winners from the twenty-five universities granting the largest number of Ph.D.'s were included in the population, and there were also limitations as to the number of governmental and private-foundation fellowship sources considered. The authors contend convincingly that these restrictions did not seriously mar the representative character of their population, though they regret their inability to include holders (during the period studied) of assistantships at universities. By comparing the number of graduates of each college that proved to be represented in the population with the total number of graduates of each for... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 55 Number 3, 1953, p. 163-163
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4853, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 5:28:43 PM

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