ERIC Number: ED157489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Women in Higher Education. Papers from a Conference Held in London on 29 June 1973.
London Univ. (England). Inst. of Education.
Delivered at a conference on women in British education, this collection of papers demonstrates with statistical evidence and close argument the extent of discrimination against women in higher education. "The Place of Women in the Changing Pattern of Further Education" by Eileen Byrne looks at women as they leave school at the secondary level and pursue non-degree courses. Naomi McIntosh ("Women and the Open University") discusses the Open University, established to provide places for people with little opportunity of going to an ordinary university. Special efforts were made to recruit women students, and its success in this area serves to underline the negligence of other universities. Maureen Woodhall ("The Economic Benefits of Education for Women") studies statistics which at first seem to indicate that education is less profitable as an investment for women. A closer look presents a different picture. "Sources of 'Underachievement': Women Academics in American," by Oliver Fulton and "Women Academics in Britain," by Tessa Blackstone examine discrimination at the university level and raise questions about the causes. Margherita Rendel ("Measures to Combat Discrimination Against Women in Higher Education") reviews anti-discrimination legislation and affirmative action programs in Britain and the United States. Tables and graphs accompany many of the papers. (JMD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Conference Reports, Educational Benefits, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), External Degree Programs, Females, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Legislation, Sex Discrimination, Statistical Data, Womens Education
The Secretary, UTMU, 55 Gordon Square, London WC1H ONT, England
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: London Univ. (England). Inst. of Education.
Identifiers: Great Britain; Open University (Great Britain)