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ERIC Number: ED003406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 146
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NEEDED RESEARCH ON ABLE WOMEN IN HONORS PROGRAMS, COLLEGE AND SOCIETY. PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE ON TALENTED WOMEN AND THE AMERICAN COLLEGE.
MITTERLING, PHILIP I.
A CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY THE "INTER-UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON THE SUPERIOR STUDENT (ICSS)" IN COOPERATION WITH THE SCHOOL OF GENERAL STUDIES AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY WAS HELD FROM MAY 20 TO 23, 1964. THE CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES WERE (1) TO IDENTIFY SYSTEMATICALLY THE PROBLEMS OF ABLE WOMEN IN UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION AND SOCIETY, (2) TO STIMULATE NEW WAYS OF THINKING ABOUT THESE PROBLEMS, AND (3) TO DEVELOP REQUIREMENTS AND APPROACHES FOR FUTURE RESEARCH AND STUDY. THE CONFERENCE BROUGHT TOGETHER 75 PERSONS WORKING IN THE FIELD OF WOMEN'S EDUCATION. THE ACTIVITIES INCLUDED THREE MAJOR ADDRESSES, TWO PLENARY SESSIONS, EIGHT GROUP DISCUSSIONS, AND THE PREPARATION OF COMPREHENSIVE SUMMARY REPORT. PARTIAL CONCLUSIONS OF THE CONFERENCE WERE AS FOLLOWS--(1) ACTION RESEARCH (LIMITED TO DEMONSTRATING A POINT OR CONVINCING PEOPLE TO CHANGE PRACTICES) IS OFTEN PERFORMED WITH BUILT-IN BIASES, (2) SEPARATE DATA MUST BE KEPT FOR EACH SEX, (3) DEPENDABLE NEW KNOWLEDGE OF THE SORT NEEDED IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WILL RESULT FROM A 1-YEAR STUDY IN A COLLEGE OR IN A SPECIFIC HONORS PROGRAM, (4) LONGITUDINAL STUDIES ARE NECESSARY TO IDENTIFY VARIABLES RELATIVE TO WHICH STUDENTS ARE TO BE DISCUSSED, (5) RESEARCH CONDUCTED AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL LED SCHOLARS TO QUESTION THE COMPLETENESS OF FRAMES OF REFERENCE IN EVALUATING CERTAIN STUDENT BEHAVIOR AND ATTAINMENTS. IN TOTAL, THERE WERE 45 MORE INDICATIONS OF MEANINGFUL FINDINGS. (HB)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder.
Identifiers: COLORADO; Colorado (Boulder); INTERUNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON THE SUPERIOR STUDENT (ICSS)