ERIC Number: ED065031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
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The Single Sex College -- In Transition?
Truman, David B.
Women are taught from a very early age that their major role to be played in society is that of wife and mother. This lesson appears to be reinforced throughout a girl's life, especially if she is educated in coeducational institutions. In such sexually mixed institutions, girls are not only in competition for men, but they are in competition with men as well. Thus, the female faces an identity crisis that would be avoided. At single sex institutions, women can compete among themselves in the sciences as well as in traditional female areas. Women in women's colleges are able to develop leadership qualities in student government and college committees without sacrificing their feminity. If the women's college should disappear from the higher education community, women will be the ones to suffer from immeasurably poorer educational opportunities. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Mount Holyoke Coll., South Hadley, MA.
Note: Paper presented at the American Alumni Council Conference, May 3-5, 1970