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ERIC Number: ED058844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov-29
Pages: 45
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Women in Higher Education.
Pifer, Alan
Women have traditionally been discriminated against in higher education in both the attainment of degrees and in employment after earning degrees. It has been felt that women are not as capable, reliable, or effective as men in administrative and classroom situations. Statistics show that even at the present time women are underemployed and underpaid as compared with male counterparts. It has gotten to the point that, because of virtual brainwashing from birth, women themselves believe in their innate inferiority and subject themselves to traditional roles of school teachers, secretaries, or housewives. It is time for a change in not only the educational system, but also in the thought patterns of society as a whole. Women who have the ability and desire for careers in education and the professions should be given a fair chance to have them. And that fair chance, because of the accumulated negative impact of our cultural heritage, includes active encouragement and assistance to women. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.