ERIC Number: ED251384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Women between Cultures: The Lives of Kinnaird College Alumnae in British India. Foreign and Comparative Studies/South Asian Series 9.
The impact of education on the lives of Indian women who attended Kinnaird College in British India is examined. The lives of 468 of the 1,544 women listed in the admissions register from 1913 to 1947, or about a 30 percent non-random sample, are the basis of the study. Alumnae records were examined, and personal interviews were conducted with former staff members and students. Chapters I, II, and III focus on Kinnaird College itself. Nineteenth century attitudes toward female education are examined, the 20th century intellectual and institutional environment in which Kinnaird College developed is analyzed, and the Kinnaird college life style is described. Chapters IV and V trace the interaction of individual women, their families, and the college. College education profoundly affected some women by affording them a greater range of behavioral options. However, the majority of the women did not stray far from the well-established Indian ideals of self-sacrifice and subservient womanhood. Chapter VI analyzes the changes which Kinnaird College underwent between 1947 and the present. (RM)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Comparative Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Females, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Life Style, Sex Discrimination, Social Attitudes, Socialization, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Identifiers: Great Britain; India
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