ERIC Number: ED196348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Women's Studies Graduates.
Reuben, Elaine; Strauss, Mary Jo Boehm
Information on graduates of women's studies programs was collected and assessed. Women's studies graduates are defined as those students who have completed requirements for a postsecondary degree, certificate, or other form of academic certification in women's studies. Of the approximately 300 programs contacted, responses were received from 66. Information was supplied by 37 percent of the women's studies programs offering some type of credential, and only 22 percent of these contributed quantitative data. The institutions that kept data on women's studies alumnae and contributed this information provided followup information for only 35 percent of these graduates. Information is presented on the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in women's studies and on graduates with certificates or minors in women's studies. In order to provide background and context for the data, a brief review is presented on the impact of women's studies programs on student career awareness and development, employment opportunities for women's studies students, and research and student evaluation of the contributions made by women's studies to students' career competencies. Recommendations, a bibliography, and appendices are included. Appended materials include: data from the National Center for Education Statistics on earned degrees conferred in women's studies, 1975-77; a directory of institutions that offer women's studies minors, certificates, and degrees; an examination of the reliability of followup information on women's studies graduates; practicums selected by graduates of George Washington University Women's Studies M.A. degree program; and a list of occupational opportunities. (SW) .
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Career Awareness, Career Development, College Graduates, Doctoral Degrees, Education Work Relationship, Educational Certificates, Employment Opportunities, Females, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Masters Degrees, Nonmajors, Research Needs, Womens Studies
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A