Taking Women Seriously: Lessons and Legacies for Educating the Majority

Taking Women Seriously: Lessons and Legacies for Educating the Majority

by M. Elizabeth Elizabeth Tidball, Lisa Wolf-Wendel, Charles Tidball, Daryl Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 1573560928

ISBN-13: 9781573560924

Pub. Date: 11/03/1998

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Over the past 25 years, research findings have continued to underscore the direct and positive impact of women's colleges—institutions where the academic aspirations of women are the focus of the entire educational community. This book identifies the distinctive characteristics that make these colleges preeminent contributors of achieving women to the

Overview

Over the past 25 years, research findings have continued to underscore the direct and positive impact of women's colleges—institutions where the academic aspirations of women are the focus of the entire educational community. This book identifies the distinctive characteristics that make these colleges preeminent contributors of achieving women to the wider society. The authors also explain how the lessons and legacies of these institutions have the potential to enhance the education environment at all colleges.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573560924
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/03/1998
Series:
American Council on Education Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Figures viiList of Tables ixForeword by Jill Ker Conway xiAcknowledgments xiiiAbout the Authors xivIntroduction Writing History Differently xix
Part One. Women's Colleges within the Context of American Higher Education 1Chapter 1. From Vision to Reality 3Chapter 2. A Half Century of Change 19
Part Two. Three Major Ways of Knowing Provide Lessons from Women's Colleges 31Chapter 3. Measures of Success 33Chapter 4. Making a Significant Difference 55Chapter 5. A Look Inside 71
Part Three. Legacies from Women's Colleges Serve As Institutional Models 103Chapter 6. New Legacies from the Campus 105Chapter 7. Builders, Benefactors, and Volunteers 119
Part Four. Women's Colleges and the Meaning of Taking Women Seriously 131Chapter 8. Priorities, Patterns, and Principles 133
Additional Resources 143Supplement to Chapter 1.Connecting with Global Issues 145Supplement to Chapter 2. Tracking Frames of Reference 153Supplement to Chapter 3. From Baccalaureate Origins to Institutional Productivity 162Supplement to Chapter 4. Social Science Approaches to Studying College Impact 182Supplement to Chapter 5. A Look Inside A Look Inside 193
References 201Index 213

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