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Author : Barbara Miller Solomon
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 1985-01-01
Page : 298
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 9780300036398
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Traces the history of the struggle of women to achieve equality in American colleges from Colonial times to the present


Author : Jana Nidiffer
Carolyn Terry Bashaw
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 2001-01-04
Page : 299
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 9780791448175
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Shows the tenacious spirit and hard work of women administrators in their struggles to enhance opportunities for women on college campuses.


Author : Christine Bolt
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-09-25
Page : 400
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1317867289
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This book presents a study of the development of the feminist movement in Britain and America during the 19th century. Acknowledging the similar social conditions in both countries during that period, the author suggests that a real sense of distinctiveness did exist between British and American feminists. American feminists were inspired by their own perception of the superiority of their social circumstances, for example, whereas British feminists found their cause complicated by traditional considerations of class. Christine Bolt aims to show that the story of the American and British women's movement is one of national distinctiveness within an international cause. This book should be of interest to students and teachers of American and British political history and women's studies.


Author : Irene Harwarth
Elizabeth DeBra
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release : 1997
Page : 122
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 0788143247
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Women's colleges have had a long and prestigious role in the education of American women. This volume offers insights into the continuing significant role of women's colleges in higher education. It provides a brief history of women's colleges in the U.S. in the context of social and legislative issues that have affected the country, examines how women's colleges have managed to survive in an era of coeducational institutions and equal opportunities in education, and identifies the unique features of women's colleges that make them attractive to young women. Charts and tables. Extensive bibliography.


Author : John L. Rury
Eileen H. Tamura
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2019
Page : 632
Category : Comparative education
ISBN 13 : 019934003X
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This handbook offers a global view of the historical development of educational institutions, systems of schooling, ideas about education, and educational experiences. Its 36 chapters consider changing scholarship in the field, examine nationally-oriented works by comparing themes andapproaches, lend international perspective on a range of issues in education, and provide suggestions for further research and analysis.Like many other subfields of historical analysis, the history of education has been deeply affected by global processes of social and political change, especially since the 1960s. The handbook weighs the influence of various interpretive perspectives, including revisionist viewpoints, takingparticular note of changes in the past half century. Contributors consider how schooling and other educational experiences have been shaped by the larger social and political context, and how these influences have affected the experiences of students, their families and the educators who have workedwith them.The Handbook provides insight and perspective on a wide range of topics, including pre-modern education, colonialism and anti-colonial struggles, indigenous education, minority issues in education, comparative, international, and transnational education, childhood education, non-formal and informaleducation, and a range of other issues. Each contribution includes endnotes and a bibliography for readers interested in further study.


Author : M. Nash
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-04-30
Page : 203
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 1137050357
Description :


Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title. Stock of this book requires shipment from overseas. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. Winner of 2005 American Educational Studies Association (AESA) Critic's Choice Award, this is a groundbreaking from Margaret Nash examining the development of women's education.


Author : Deondra Rose
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018-02-16
Page : 312
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 019065094X
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Since the mid-twentieth century, the United States has seen a striking shift in the gender dynamics of higher educational attainment as women have come to earn college degrees at higher rates than men. Women have also made significant strides in terms of socioeconomic status and political engagement. What explains the progress that American women have made since the 1960s? While many point to the feminist movement as the critical turning point, this book makes the case that women's movement toward first class citizenship has been shaped not only by important societal changes, but also by the actions of lawmakers who used a combination of redistributive and regulatory higher education policies to enhance women's incorporation into their roles as American citizens. Examining the development and impact of the National Defense Education Act of 1958, the Higher Education Act of 1965, and Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, this book argues that higher education policies represent a crucial-though largely overlooked-factor shaping the progress that women have made. By significantly expanding women's access to college, they helped to pave the way for women to surpass men as the recipients of bachelor's degrees, while also empowering them to become more economically independent, socially integrated, politically engaged members of the American citizenry. In addition to helping to bring into greater focus our understanding of how Southern Democrats shaped U.S. social policy development during the mid-twentieth century, this analysis recognizes federal higher education policy as an indispensible component of the American welfare state.


Author : Matthew Bruce Etherington
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2014-06-20
Page : 290
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1630873047
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Ideas about education have consequences. This book, edited by Matthew Etherington, provides readers with ideas and insights drawn from fifteen international scholars in Christian thought within the fields of philosophy, theology, and education. Each author responds to the philosophical, historical, and sociological challenges that confront their particular line of educational inquiry. The authors offer a view of Christian education that promotes truth, human dignity, peace, love, diversity, and justice. The book critically analyzes public discourse on education, including the wisdom, actions, recommendations, and controversies of Christian education in the twenty-first century. This timely book will appeal to those concerned with Christian perspectives on education, Aboriginality, gender, history, evangelism, secularism, constructivism, purpose, hope, school choice, and community.


Author : Andrea Hamilton
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2004-06-02
Page : 237
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 9780801878800
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"To educate American girls and women in ways beyond the traditional has been a dangerous experiment that has challenged basic notions of female nature and has seemed to threaten the social order... One such bold venture in female education—the Bryn Mawr School of Baltimore, Maryland—is the subject of Andrea Hamilton's lively and well-researched book... In Hamilton's telling, the story of the Bryn Mawr School moves beyond its local particulars to illumine much about the history of American education and life... The importance of Hamilton's contribution is that she never loses sight of the complexity of the school and its relation to society. Her history of the Bryn Mawr School helps us understand aspects of the unique position held by American women in national social, intellectual, and cultural life."—from the Foreword by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz Baltimore's Bryn Mawr School was founded in the 1880s, the first college-preparatory school for girls in the United States. Unlike other educational institutions at the time, the Bryn Mawr School championed intellectual equality of the sexes. Established with the goal of providing girls with an education identical to boys' in quality and compass, it endeavored to prepare girls to excel in a public sphere traditionally dominated by men. Narrating the history of the Bryn Mawr School, Andrea Hamilton's A Vision for Girls examines the value of single-sex education, America's shifting educational philosophy, and significant changes in the role of women in American society. Hamilton reveals an institution that was both ahead of its time and a product of its time. A Vision for Girls offers an original and engaging history of an institution that helped shape educational goals in America, shedding light on the course of American education and attitudes toward women's intellectual and professional capabilities.


Author : Tracy Schier
Cynthia Russett
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2003-05-22
Page : 464
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 0801877660
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Redmont, Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley; Cynthia Russett, Yale University; Tracy Schier, Boston College.


Author : Noliwe Rooks
Victoria Pass
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-10-14
Page : 244
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1134832532
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This book contributes to our collective understanding of the significance of representations of women and gender in magazines in both their print and online forms. The essays are authored by scholars, writers and cultural producers in fields such as art, film and visual studies, literature, critical race studies, communications, broadcast and print journalism, history, and women and gender studies. Taken as a whole, the volume offers historical breadth and perspectives that are transnational and cross-racial on women in magazines and digital media in a variety of ways. It examines how women are represented, how women have created and produced magazines and how women make meaning of themselves and their world using magazines as key sources of information.


Author : Paul H. Mattingly
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2017-11-23
Page : 464
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 022650543X
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At a time when American higher education seems ever more to be reflecting on its purpose and potential, we are more inclined than ever to look to its history for context and inspiration. But that history only helps, Paul H. Mattingly argues, if it’s seen as something more than a linear progress through time. With American Academic Cultures, he offers a different type of history of American higher learning, showing how its current state is the product of different, varied generational cultures, each grounded in its own moment in time and driven by historically distinct values that generated specific problems and responses. Mattingly sketches out seven broad generational cultures: evangelical, Jeffersonian, republican/nondenominational, industrially driven, progressively pragmatic, internationally minded, and the current corporate model. What we see through his close analysis of each of these cultures in their historical moments is that the politics of higher education, both inside and outside institutions, are ultimately driven by the dominant culture of the time. By looking at the history of higher education in this new way, Mattingly opens our eyes to our own moment, and the part its culture plays in generating its politics and promise.


Author : Margaret A. Nash
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-08-24
Page : 313
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 113759084X
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This volume presents new perspectives on the history of higher education for women in the United States. By introducing new voices and viewpoints into the literature on the history of higher education from the early nineteenth century through the 1970s, these essays address the meaning diverse groups of women have made of their education or their exclusion from education, and delve deeply into how those experiences were shaped by concepts of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin. Nash demonstrates how an examination of the history of women’s education can transform our understanding of educational institutions and processes more generally.


Author : Paul P. Marthers
Publisher : Peter Lang
Release : 2010
Page : 268
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 9781433112201
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When founded in 1911, Connecticut College for Women was a pioneering women's college that sought to prepare the progressive era's «new woman» to be self-sufficient. Despite a path-breaking emphasis on preparation for work in the new fields opening to women, Connecticut College and its peers have been overlooked by historians of women's higher education. This book makes the case for the significance of Connecticut College's birth and evolution, and contextualizes the college in the history of women's education. «Eighth Sister No More» examines Connecticut College for Women's founding mission and vision, revealing how its grassroots founding to provide educational opportunity for women was altered by coeducation; how the college has been shaped by changes in thinking about women's roles and alterations in curricular emphasis; and the role local community ties played at the college's point of origin and during the recent presidency of Claire Gaudiani, the only alumna to lead the college. Examining Connecticut College's founding in the context of its evolution illustrates how founding mission and vision inform the way colleges describe what they are and do, and whether there are essential elements of founding mission and vision that must be remembered or preserved. Drawing on archival research, oral history interviews, and seminal works on higher education history and women's history, «Eighth Sister No More» provides an illuminating view into the liberal arts segment of American higher education.


Author : Sharon Strom
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 1994-01-15
Page : 427
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 9780252064258
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This detailed account of early office working conditions and practices draws on archival and anecdotal data to analyze women officeworkers' ambitions and explore how the influences of scientific management, personnel management, and secondary vocational education affected office workplaces and hierarchies. "A richly textured and interesting book. . . . Enriches our understanding of the history of the labor force in general and office work in particular." -- American Historical Review "Strom shows, better than any other labor historian has, how class, age, and marital status divided women in the office." -- Women's Review of Books "Using massive quantitative and qualitative data, the author thoroughly examines the social conditions, prevailing ideologies, and individual responses involved. . . . Well recommended." -- Choice


Author : Tara Westover
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2018-02-20
Page : 400
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1443452505
Description :


For readers of The Glass Castle and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future #1 International Bestseller Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school. Westover’s mother proved a marvel at concocting folk remedies for many ailments. As Tara developed her own coping mechanisms, little by little, she started to realize that what her family was offering didn’t have to be her only education. Her first day of university was her first day in school—ever—and she would eventually win an esteemed fellowship from Cambridge and graduate with a PhD in intellectual history and political thought.


Author : Mariam K. Chamberlain
Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
Release : 1989-03-16
Page : 448
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1610441141
Description :


The role of women in higher education, as in many other settings, has undergone dramatic changes during the past two decades. This significant period of progress and transition is definitively assessed in the landmark volume, Women in Academe. Crowded out by returning veterans and pressed by social expectations to marry early and raise children, women in the 1940s and 1950s lost many of the educational gains they had made in previous decades. In the 1960s women began to catch up, and by the 1970s women were taking rapid strides in academic life. As documented in this comprehensive study, the combined impact of the women's movement and increased legislative attention to issues of equality enabled women to make significant advances as students and, to a lesser extent, in teaching and academic administration. Women in Academe traces the phenomenal growth of women's studies programs, the notable gains of women in non-traditional fields, the emergence of campus women's centers and research institutes, and the increasing presence of minority and re-entry women. Also examined are the uncertain future of women's colleges and the disappointingly slow movement of women into faculty and administrative positions. This authoritative volume provides more current and extensive data on its subject than any other study now available. Clearly and objectively, it tells an impressive story of progress achieved—and of important work still to be done.


Author : Ellen Davidson Baer
Ellen Baer, RN, PhD, FAAN
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2001
Page : 377
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN 13 : 9780826113733
Description :


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Author : Susan Levine
Publisher : Temple University Press
Release : 1995
Page : 227
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 9781566393263
Description :


The history of one of the nation's most influential voices for equality


Author : Scott M. Gelber
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2016-02-29
Page : 264
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 1421418851
Description :


He chronicles the impact of litigation on college access policies, including the rise of selectivity and institutional differentiation, the decline of de jure segregation, the spread of contractual understandings of enrollment, and the triumph of vocational emphases.