Taking Women Seriously: Lessons and Legacies for Educating the Majority

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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.

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Meet the Author

M. ELIZABETH TIDBALL is professor emeritus of Physiology, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and distinguished research scholar and co-director of the Tidball Center for the Study of Educational Environments, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland.

DARYL G. SMITH is professor of education and psychology, Center for Educational Studies, The Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California.

CHARLES S. TIDBALL is distinguished research scholar and co-director of the Tidball Center for the Study of Educational Environments, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland and professor emeritus of computer medicine, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

LISA E. WOLF-WENDEL is assistant professor of higher education, University of Kansas, Lawrence.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction Writing History Differently
Pt. 1 Women's Colleges within the Context of American Higher Education 1
Pt. 2 Three Major Ways of Knowing Provide Lessons from Women's Colleges 31
Pt. 3 Legacies from Women's Colleges Serve As Institutional Models 103
Pt. 4 Women's Colleges and the Meaning of Taking Women Seriously 131
Additional Resources 143
Supplement to Ch. 1 Connecting with Global Issues 145
Supplement to Ch. 2 Tracking Frames of Reference 153
Supplement to Ch. 3 From Baccalaureate Origins to Institutional Productivity 162
Supplement to Ch. 4 Social Science Approaches to Studying College Impact 182
Supplement to Ch. 5 A Look Inside "A Look Inside" 193
References 201
Index 213
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