ERIC Number: ED043283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Report of Conference on the Undergraduate Education of Women July 8-10, 1969.
Cedar Crest Coll., Allentown, PA.
The main objective of this conference, which was sponsored by 18 women's colleges, was to explore the educational validity of women's colleges in the context of the following factors: (1) implications of research findings on differences in traits between the sexes as they affect the education of women; (2) present and projected roles for women; and (3) the growing trend toward coeducation. The conference addressed itself to: (1) whether a case could be made for proceeding differently in certain respects in the education of women from the education of men; (2) opportunities and obligations of women's colleges in responding to special considerations in the education of women; and (3) identification of areas where inadequate or nonexistent research data need to be supplemented. This report lists: (1) the cosponsoring colleges; (2) the resource persons; (3) the conference program; (4) the participants; (5) the objectives of the conference; and (6) the summary. Presentations by Dwight W. Chapman on sex differences as they might relate to women's education, and by Alice S. Rossi on a study of a selected group of women college graduates are included in the appendix, as well as a background summary for the conference and excerpts of remarks by Pauline Tompkins. (AF)
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Sponsor: Phillips (Ellis L.) Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Cedar Crest Coll., Allentown, PA.