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ERIC Number: ED051769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 16
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Women and Higher Education; Recommendations for Change.
Cohen, Audrey C.
Society has traditionally discriminated against women in the educational and professional areas, and studies have shown that even talented and educated women are affected by what has been labeled "a climate of unexpectation." Colleges and universities, as part of their responsibility to build a new society, must play a major part in affecting attitudes toward women by changing their own programs and policies and eliminating discrimination against women faculty and students. This paper discusses some of the educational professional roadblocks facing women, as well as the negative policies of many universities, and concludes with a series of recommendations for reforms. These include: (1) policy and structural changes to promote increased involvement of women in academic life at all levels and in all fields; (2) program and service changes to facilitate life on campus for women, such as the provision of child-care facilities on campus, and campus health services for women; and (3) academic changes, including the institution of a series of courses or major programs of female studies. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: College for Human Services, New York, NY.