Women In Higher Education

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Overview

America's first wave of feminists—Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and others—included expanded opportunities for higher education in their Declaration of Sentiments at the first Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, in l848. By then, the first American institutions to educate women had been founded, among them, Mt. Holyoke Seminary, in l837. However, not until after the Civil War did most universities admit women—and not for egalitarian purposes. War casualties had caused a drop in enrollment and the states needed teachers. Women students paid tuition, but, as teachers, were paid salaries half that of men.

By the late 20th century, there were more female than male students of higher education, but women remained underrepresented at the higher levels of educational leadership and training. This volume covers everything from historical and cultural context and gender theory to women in the curriculum and as faculty and administrators.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This work is an inspiring addition to both resources in higher education as well as women's studies resources. It is highly recommended in university reference collections."

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American Reference Books Annual

"Researchers looking for a feminist slant in the reference literature on education will find it here. Designed for scholars, students and 'first-time inquirers,' this volume aims to record 'the knowledge gained from a half-century of intensive research relating to women in higher education' … The 'explicitly feminist approach' sets this volume apart … and makes it worth considering for education and women's studies collections in academic libraries."

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Booklist

"Women in Higher Education is able to provide an overarching perspective on the topic … a valuable work that helps the reader understand the stride made, as well as the continuing barriers facing women in academic life. College and university libraries, especially those supporting gender and women studies programs, will find it a valuable purchase."

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Against the Grain

"Women in HIgher Education is a real achievement and a worthy addition to academic libraries."

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Feminist Collections

"Readers seeking recent information on a variety of topics about women in higher education in the United States will benefit from this book. … Women in Higher Education deserves a place on one's bookshelves."

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The Journal of Higher Education

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576076149
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/13/2002
  • Pages: 662
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Foreword
Introduction
Pt. 1 Historical and Cultural Contexts 1
Overview 3
Black Women's Colleges 15
Catholic Women's Colleges 17
Coeducation 21
Community Colleges 26
Hispanic-Serving Institutions 30
Historical Documents 32
Historically Black Colleges and Universities 40
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues on Campuses 44
Military Colleges 48
Southern Baptist Colleges 52
Tribal Colleges 57
Women's Colleges 61
Pt. 2 Gender Theory and the Academy 69
Overview 71
Demographics of Gender and Race 77
Feminist Assessment 85
Intersection of Gender and Race 88
Psychology of Sex Differences 93
Sexual Harassment 102
Pt. 3 Feminism in the Academy 107
Overview 109
Black Feminism and Womanism 118
Feminist Epistemology 120
Feminist Ethics 126
Feminist Pedagogy 130
Feminist Research Methodology 135
Pt. 4 Women in the Curriculum 141
Overview 143
Academic Caucuses and Committees 155
Distance Education 158
Ecofeminism 163
Family and Consumer Sciences 166
Gender and Technology 170
Internet-based Distance Education 174
Medical Education 179
Physical Education 184
Teacher Education 188
Transformation of the Curriculum 192
Women's Studies 198
Pt. 5 Women and Higher Education Policy 203
Overview 205
Affirmative Action and Employment 211
Class 214
Gender Inequality 221
Legal Issues 228
Students' Rights 234
Title IX 237
Women with Disabilities 244
Pt. 6 Women Students 247
Overview 249
Activism 262
African American Students 265
American Indian Students 269
Asian American Students 272
Biracial and Biethnic Students 276
Black Sororities 279
Classroom Climate 282
Community College Students 287
Counseling Issues and Services 290
Curricular and Professional Choices 292
Development of Multiple Social and Cultural Identities 294
Developmental Issues 297
Extracurricular Issues 302
Graduate and Professional Education 306
Graduate Students 309
Graduate Students and Science 312
Growth of Women's Athletics 315
Jewish Students 321
Latina Students 325
Learning and Knowing 330
Nontraditional Students 336
Persistence 339
Romantic Relationships 343
Service Learning and Community Service 347
Sexual Assault 350
Sexuality 352
Socioeconomic Status 355
Sororities 358
Undergraduates and Science 363
Women Athletes 366
Pt. 7 Women Faculty 371
Overview 373
African American Faculty 380
American Indian Faculty 384
Asian American Faculty 387
Campus Climate 390
Comparative Issues 397
Disciplinary Socialization 402
Evaluation 406
Hiring 409
Latina Faculty 414
Lesbian Faculty 417
Researchers 421
Salaries 424
Sex Discrimination 427
Socialization 431
Teachers 435
Tenure and Promotion 440
Unionization 446
Women of Color at Predominantly White Institutions 449
Pt. 8 Women Administrators 457
Overview 459
African American Administrators 466
American Indian Administrators 469
Asian American Administrators 472
Ethics and Practice 475
Latina Administrators 478
Leadership 482
Leadership in Catholic Institutions 486
Librarians 491
Mobility 495
Presidency 498
Professional Organizations 502
Pt. 9 Women Employees 507
Overview 509
Unionization 511
App. 1 Women's Studies Research Resources 517
App. 2 Colleges Identifying Themselves as Women's Colleges 529
Bibliography 531
Index 591
About the Editors 637
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