ERIC Number: ED194014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Reports from the Fund Projects/Women II, 1976-78.
Bernstein, Alison; And Others
Trends in projects to improve women's education submitted to and supported by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (Fund) from 1976-78 are analyzed, and comparisons with experiences by the Fund from 1973-75 are made. The majority of Fund grants remain geared to serving adult women students, enhancing the career aspirations of traditionally aged women students, developing materials on women's contributions to culture and society, and incorporating them into the curriculum. However, recent activities are more focused, more sophisticated in their change strategies, and demonstrate greater differentiation in the service provided. Similarly, the Fund has given several recent grants that follow up on earlier work toward integrating career and liberal arts education. In addition to offering more carefully delineated activities, several new grants focus on second-stage activities that build on previous work. Unfortunately, along with the increasing differentiation and specialization of women's projects there has been more fragmentation of programs. Projects and budgets for 1976-78 are listed, and descriptions of some current projects are presented. Current projects focus on educational and career opportunities for working women and working class women, educational television directed to women at home, campus-based programs for reentry women, development of a women's studies program for 12 colleges, development of a curriculum on women's literature concerning the pioneer days, and development of projects to help women enter male-dominated fields. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Career Planning, College Curriculum, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Opportunities, Educational Television, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Engineering, Federal Aid, Females, Grants, Higher Education, Homemakers, Lower Class, Lower Middle Class, Mathematics, Nontraditional Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Proposals, Reentry Students, Student Needs, Trend Analysis, Womens Education, Womens Studies
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3123, FOB-6, Washington, DC 20202
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education