ERIC Number: ED061870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-7
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What Constitutes Equity for Women in Higher Education?
Women and men too are becoming increasingly concerned about and aware of sex discrimination in higher education. In the past 2 years, formal charges of sex discrimination have been filed against 360 colleges and universities, none of which have been refuted by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Discrimination exists in all facets of higher education. Women are not hired as professors because of the fear that they will get married, bear children, or not truly be committed to their profession. Women students are not admitted to colleges and universities because it is felt that education is wasted on women or that women do not belong in the professions. Women are even discriminated against in the textbooks where only men are portrayed as having had a hand in changing the course of history and civilizing the world. It is time for all of this to change, and it is time for men and women to work together to solve the problems that arise as women's traditional roles shift toward greater equality of opportunity. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Address presented at Concurrent General Session I of the 27th National Conference on Higher Education