ERIC Number: ED034255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec-30
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A Look at Coeducational Housing in Institutions of Higher Learning in the United States.
The purpose of this paper is to look at the variety of coeducational housing which presently exists at 10 colleges and universities in the United States. Each of the 10 colleges is discussed individually, the physical arrangement explained and regulations and response to the program discussed. Advantages mentioned for coeducational housing include: (1) more effective use of space, (2) provision of a natural setting which encourages interaction between men and women on a casual basis leading to better mutual understanding, (3) improved social behavior, and (4) the development of a greater variety of creative programs. Disadvantages mentioned are: (1) making the residence functional after hours, (2) lessening leadership opportunities for women, (3) coeducational staffing problems, and (4) problems concerning differential regulations. However, most of the disadvantages can be overcome through careful planning. Coeducational housing appears to be an exciting addition to American education. (KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. School of Education.